Thursday, October 17
Collect News Data



How Spain could line up against Norway

:Headline: How Spain could line up against Norway:
Sports Mole looks at how Spain could line up in Saturday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Norway.
By , European Football Editor | 7mo

Spain will begin their qualification campaign for Euro 2020 with a home game against Norway on Saturday night.

La Roja are three-time winners of the European Championships - including back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2012 - but they were eliminated from the 2016 competition in the round of 16.

There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a disappointing few years for Spain; they exited the 2014 World Cup in the group stage before being knocked out of last year's World Cup in the round of 16. The likes of Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Gerard Pique can no longer be called upon, which would hurt any side.

It is a new era for this brilliant European nation and head coach Luis Enrique made some big decisions in his latest squad, leaving out the likes of Isco, Saul Niguez and Koke.

There is still plenty of experience in the shape of Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Jesus Navas, but Sergi Gomez, Sergio Canales and Jaime Mata will all be looking to win their first caps.

Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how Spain could line up this weekend.

Napoli's Fabian Ruiz had been included in the squad for the first time, but the 22-year-old was forced to withdraw after coming down with an illness ahead of this weekend's clash.

The midfield is perhaps the most difficult area to predict; Busquets is a definite starter, with the likes of Canales, Dani Ceballos and Dani Parejo battling for the other two positions in the first XI.

David de Gea, Alba, Ramos and Sergi Roberto are certain starters, while there could be a spot in defence for Inigo Martinez, but Mario Hermoso is another option at centre-back.

Alvaro Morata is the second-highest leading scorer in the squad with 13 goals and should lead the line with support from Rodrigo and Iker Muniain, with Marco Asensio, who has just one La Roja goal to his name, struggling for Real Madrid this season.

body check tags ::
amp_article_354079 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-03-21 19:58:28:
html db last update - 2019-10-16 21:39:44 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Premier League Table
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
6Crystal Palace842288014
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

La Liga Table
1Real Madrid8530168818
3Atletico MadridAtletico843174315
5Real Sociedad8413139413
7Athletic Bilbao833274312
13Real Valladolid824278-110
15Celta Vigo823359-49
16Real Betis82331116-59
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . .. . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.