Spain arrives at the 2022 World Cup hot on the heels of the team’s performances at last year’s Euro championship. Then, as now, they were not viewed as favorites. This seems to suit the Spaniards.
There is plenty of talent for La Furia Roja but few standout stars. This also works to their advantage.
Luis Enrique has worked to introduce a new generation of players. It’s work that is beginning to pay dividends.
In this article, we’ll try to answer those questions and look at the strength of Spain’s squad.
Fantasy football potential/Odds
Spain is an ideal team for fans of FootballCoin. There are many reasons for this.
Chief of all is the fact that FootballCoin employs a highly complex set of variables to determine the value of a player’s performance.
The Spanish team, with its penchant for heavy possession and numerous shots on goal, ranks very highly according to these standards.
Most of the team’s players are highly ranked. However, there are also four 2* players included in the squad.
Out of these, Nicholas Williams appears to be the player most likely to make an impact. He can be leased out for the entire season against GOLD in-game currency.
Meanwhile, there are also many 3* ranked players worth considering. These are the kinds of players just looking to make another step up in their careers.
Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Pedri, and Gavi fit this profile. All have earned some attention at the international level. All must now prove worthy of this attention.
Full squad & predicted line-up
Tactics and formations
Spain’s squad has changed gradually over recent years. Most of the team’s veterans are no longer included. Busquets and Alba are noticeable exceptions.
Tactically, however, Luis Enrique employs familiar tactics. These arrive straight from the book that brought the nation so much success in recent decades.
Spain employs a 4-3-3 formation. This can easily be interpreted as a 4-6-0 as there is often times no clear striker leading the line.
Spain likes to boss possession. Quick, short, accurate passing gets them into the penalty box. Here, they rely on skill to create goals.
Without an extremely proficient number 9, scoring goals is, however, not a given. Creating plenty of changes is.
Sergio Busquets – He is, along with Alba, the link to Spain’s glorious World Cup-winning team of 2010. Busquets is a great defensive midfielder. He’s also stepped up to the role of team leader.
Ferran Torres – Torres is an extremely agile and mobile attacking midfielder. He is a player that creates space that moves the opponent.
Torres is also one of Spain’s best chances of scoring goals. This even though he is not a traditional striker.