Since 1920, the Selección Espaola de Ftbol, or Spanish National Football Team, has represented Spain in international men’s football games. The Royal Spanish Football Federation, which oversees Spanish football, is in charge of it.
With participation in 16 of the 22 FIFA World Cups and constant qualification since 1978, Spain is one of the eight national teams to have won the title of world champions.
Spain participated in 11 of the 16 UEFA European Championships and won three more continental championships. Currently, Spain competes against the other top team in Europe in League A of the UEFA Nations League. The 2020–21 season saw them reach the final and lose to France, which was their best performance.
Spain is the only country to have won three straight major championships, including two consecutive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup outside of Europe in 2010.
From 2008 to 2013, Spain won the FIFA Team of the Year award, the second-most of any country, behind only Brazil.
From the beginning of 2007 to the end of 2009, Spain achieved 35 consecutive undefeated matches, a feat they shared with Brazil and what is known as the “35 consecutive undefeated Numerous analysts and commentators regard the Spain team from 2008 to 2012 as one of the greatest ever teams in the history of football due to their accomplishments.
There are a few players who, barring injuries or suspensions, we anticipate to be a lock for Luis Enrique’s final Spain 2022 World Cup roster.
The likes of Koke, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets are still playing well, and each of them will anticipate having a ticket reserved on the flight to Doha in November.
Despite some uneven performances, Alvaro Morata’s boss still has faith in him. Barcelona’s Gavi and Pedri may anticipate playing time as long as they stay healthy.
There is no official national stadium for Spain. Valencia (Mestalla and Orriols), Seville (Pizjuán, La Cartuja, and Villamarn), Barcelona (Camp Nou and Montjuc), and Madrid, the nation’s capital, are the four Spanish towns that have played host to more than 15 national team games while also having the biggest stadiums in the nation.
Provincial stadiums host other friendly games as well as qualification contests against smaller opposition. There were games played in the Reino de León in León, Los Cármenes en Granada, El Molinón en Gijón, and the Rico Pérez in Alicante during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.
Spain National Team Roster
Spain will compete in their 12th World Cup in a row in the hopes of winning the championship for the first time since 2010.
They will have to beat the 2014 world winners Germany, as well as the Asian powerhouses Japan and Bryan Ruiz’s Costa Rica, so they have not been dealt with an easy group.
Having said that, Luis Enrique has a successful track record with the Spanish national team and a strong skill pool from which to select his World Cup roster.
Robert Sanchez, David Raya, Unai Simon, Arnau Tenas, David de Gea
Cesar Azpilicueta, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Jose Gaya, Dani Carvajal, Diego Llorente, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Inigo Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Alonso, Pedro Porro, Sergio Ramos
Thiago, Sergio Busquets, Marcos Llorente, Pedri, Rodri, Koki, Gavi, Carlos Soler, Mikel Merino, Pablo Fornals, Brahim Diaz, Sergi Roberto, Dani Olmo
Alvaro Morata, Yeremy Pino, Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Pablo Sarabia, Borja Ignesias, Nico Williams, Ansu Fati, Raul de Tomas, Rodrigo, Bryan Gil
Player to Watch
Thiago Silva is the only member of Tite’s squad who has competed for A Seleço at both the Brazil and Russia World Cups, and Neymar is the only other player who has done so.
The 37-year-old center back is still regarded as one of the greatest in the world; he has superb ball skills, tremendous strength, and a keen sense of timing that allows him to close gaps in the defense swiftly.
In addition to a long record of individual accolades, Thiago Silva has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished and successful defenders in the world, having won championships in Brazil, Italy, France, and now England.
He is affectionately referred to as “The Monster” by the Brazilian and French press and is endowed with speed and strength that make him a formidable opponent on the ground and in the air. He also has a wealth of experience playing at the highest level of football and the poise and technical ability to play the ball out from center back.