Spain World Cup Squad 2022

Going into the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar, Spain is ranked as one of the top five favourites. Of course, a primary reason for this is because of the Spain World Cup squad. With a series of great players at their disposal, Spain will be a real threat to any team that they come across. And we would not be surprised if Spain enjoyed a deep draw run at the World Cup this year. They have been placed into Group E ahead of the tournament, and this group includes Germany, Japan, as well as Costa Rica.

Of course, the Spanish team needs to make it through this stage for the knockouts, and Germany will likely be their biggest test. But regardless of whether they finish 1st or 2nd in the group, they will still have a shot at claiming the title. Again, this is all due to the strength of the Spain World Cup squad, and we have provided specifics on the likely players ahead of Qatar right here.

We’ve covered potential players all the way from the goalkeepers to the forwards. But just to clarify, at the time of writing, the exact player list is not known. This will only be released once we get a little closer to the event. So with that cleared up, let’s start looking at the possible players that Spain will take to Qatar.

Goalkeepers in the Spain World Cup Squad

  • Unai Simon
  • Robert Sanchez
  • David Raya

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Spain World Cup Squad – Forwards

  • Ferran Torres
  • Nico Williams
  • Yeremi Pino
  • Alvaro Morata
  • Marco Asensio
  • Pablo Sarabia
  • Dani Olmo
  • Ansu Fati

Possible midfield lineup for the Spanish World Cup team

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  • Sergio Busquets
  • Rodri Hernandez
  • Gavi
  • Carlos Soler
  • Marcos Llorente
  • Pedri Gonzalez
  • Koke Resurreccion

Spain World Cup Squad Defensive Lineup

  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Dani Carvajal
  • Eric Garcia
  • Hugo Guillamon
  • Pau Torres
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Jordi Alba
  • Jose Gaya

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Group E: How Spain Fared in Qatar

After their dominant 7-0 win over Costa Rica in the first round, it was pretty clear that Spain will get to the next stage. However, the team then drew with Germany and losing to Japan in the last round could've meant their elimination, but Costa Rica had to beat Germany in the last round. Spain started their duel against Japan by taking an early lead, but the Japanese turned the game around in second half. In the end, Spain went through ahead of Germany thanks to that convincing win over Costa Rica and better goal difference compared to the Germans.

Group E Final Standings

Team Matches Played Points Goals Scored Goals Conceded

1. Japan

3

6

4

3

2. Spain

3

4

9

3

3. Germany

3

4

6

5

4. Costa Rica

3

3

3

11

Spain's Last 16 Fixture

Spain went into their last 16 tie with Morocco as the clear favourite to progress into the Quarter-Finals. However, despite both teams creating a number of good goalscoring opportunities, the opening 90-minutes ended goalless and the tie went into extra-time. Once again, both teams could have scored and effectively won the game in extra-time but their finishing avoided them at the crucial moments and the game had to be settled on penalties.

It is often said that a penalty shoot-out is a lottery and you just never know who is going to win. Spain admitted to have practiced 1000 penalties in training before the last 16 game but it didn't show. The European saw two of their opening three penalties saved and the other hit the post, while Morocco scored three of their opening four spot-kicks, winning the game with the cheekiest of penalties from Hakimi. Spain leave the competition prematurely but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that this new generation of players could win a major international tournament very soon.

FAQs on the Spain World Cup Squad

Are there any players that particularly stand out from your picks?

Absolutely. Like most teams who have entered the World Cup, Spain has certain individuals who will be influential in most games. For us, these guys include Morata, Asensio, Torres, Carvajal, Sergio Busquets, and Rodri. These are guys that can dictate play and score goals.

How many players will be named in the Spain World Cup squad?

FIFA has recently extended the number of players that each team can list for the World Cup. In 2018, each team was only allowed to have 24 players. But the World Cup in Qatar will allow 26 players to be taken to the tournament from each nation.

What are Spain’s chances of winning the World Cup with this squad?

We believe that Spain has a decent shot of lifting the World Cup trophy with this squad. They won’t be red-hot favourites, no, but they have enough strength and depth to at least have a chance of glory. And to stress once again, their chances will depend on the final choices for the Spain World Cup squad.


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