Spain Squad, best player, team guide, starting XI, formation, team strengths & weaknesses for FIFA World Cup 2022

Spain Squad, best player, team guide, starting XI, formation, team strengths & weaknesses for FIFA World Cup 2022

As La Roja prepares for a World Cup adventure with a fantastic squad full with sizzling potential and big-stage experience, Luis Enrique’s overhaul of Spain is almost complete. Below you get more information about Spain Squad FIFA World Cup 2022 and more.

As they prepare for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Spain is still in a transitional period as they try to eventually repeat the success they last experienced on the international scene in the 2010 World Cup.

Spain is coming off of strong performances at Euro 2020, where they advanced to the semifinals thanks to players like Pedri and Ferran Torres who gave the squad new energy.

Additionally, they reached the 2021 UEFA Nations League final before falling to France with 10 minutes remaining.

These were encouraging signals as Spain moved past the era that helped them win the 2010 World Cup. Then came a shocking group-stage exit in the 2014 tournament and a last-sixteen exit in Russia four years later.

But with a younger and even more talented skill pool available for Qatar, Spain must be viewed as one of the front-runners for this year’s title.

Spain Squad FIFA World Cup 2022

Enrique’s unconventional squad announcements continued with a dramatic live reading of his final 26 players for Qatar.

Barcelona is well-represented in the team, with veterans Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba joined by Pedri, Gavi, and Ansu Fati, despite the latter’s fitness issues.

PositionPlayer      ClubAgeCaps
GoalkeeperDavid RayaBrentford (ENG)271
GoalkeeperRobert Sanchez Brighton (ENG)241
GoalkeeperUnai SimonAthletic Bilbao (SPA)257
DefenderJordi Alba Barcelona (SPA)3386
DefenderHugo GuillamonValencia (SPA)223
DefenderCesar AzpilicuetaChelsea (ENG)3341
DefenderDani Carvajal Real Madrid (SPA)3030
DefenderEric GarciaBarcelona (SPA)2118
DefenderJose GayaValencia (SPA)2718
DefenderAymeric LaporteManchester City (ENG)2815
DefenderPau TorresVillarreal (SPA)2521
MidfielderSergio BusquetsBarcelona (SPA)36146
MidfielderGaviBarcelona (SPA)1812
MidfielderKokeAtletico Madrid (SPA)3067
MidfielderMarcos Llorente Atletico Madrid (SPA) 2717
MidfielderPedriBarcelona (SPA)1914
MidfielderRodriManchester City (ENG)2634
MidfielderCarlos SolerPSG (FRA)2511
MidfielderDani OlmoRB Leipzig (GER)2424
ForwardMarco AsensioReal Madrid (SPA)2629
ForwardAnsu FatiBarcelona (SPA)194
ForwardAlvaro Morata Atletico Madrid (SPA)2957
ForwardYeremi PinoVillarreal (SPA)206
ForwardFerran TorresBarcelona (SPA)2230
ForwardNico WilliamsAthletic Bilbao (SPA)202
ForwardPablo SarabiaParis Saint-Germain (FRA)3024

Spain best player, national team strengths & weaknesses


Spain will travel to Qatar with a well-balanced, star-studded lineup. Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba are two of the few remaining members of the golden generation, and both are expected to compete in their final World Cup.

Barcelona trio Ferran Torres, Pedri, and Gavi will provide star power from Spain’s young generation.


Spain’s veterans will offer the backbone, but their youthful talents will be the key to triumph. Gavi (18), Pedri (19), Ansu Fati (19), and Ferran Torres (22) are already well-known personalities in Qatar, but they have the potential to become great superstars.

They’ll be the spark that keeps Spain celebrating throughout the tournament.


Alvaro Morata has scored roughly one goal per two games for Spain, although he is far less consistent than predecessors Fernando Torres and David Villa.

The Atletico Madrid striker, who has yet to live up to his enormous potential, has the opportunity to make a statement this year. There will undoubtedly be no shortage of opportunities presented to him.

Spain Group FIFA World Cup 2022

Spain faces a difficult Group E in Qatar. If they pass this test without incident, the other leading rivals will certainly sit up and take notice.

Costa Rica and Japan have recently advanced to the knockout stages, while 2014 world champions Germany are back on track following a disastrous time in Russia and disappointment at Euro 2021.

Spain Fixtures and Match Schedule FIFA World Cup 2022

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23Spain vs. Costa Rica11:00 a.m.Al Thumama Stadium
Sun, Nov. 27Spain vs. Germany2:00 p.m.Al Bayt Stadium
Thu, Dec. 1Spain vs. Japan2:00 p.m.Khalifa International Stadium

Spain projected starting XI

GK: Simon 

DFs: Carvajal, Garcia, Laporte, Alba

MFs: Gavi, Busquets, Pedri

FWs: Torres, Sarabia, Morata

Spain Line-Up (1-4-3-3)

Spain starting XI



Luis Enrique, Spain’s ultimate superstar, is their coach. He has developed in the team a specific style in which risk and dominance coexist.

Also Read: Qatar National Football Team, Qatar Squad FIFA World Cup 2022

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