Hold your breath friends, as the biggest football tournament of the Europe is back in the form of Euro Cup 2016; and this time this prestigious tournament is returning in even a bigger manner. For the first time in the cup’s history; Euro Cup is going to be held with 24 teams. The original birthplace of the Euro Cup; France has been emerged to host this 15th edition of the Euro Cup and 10 beautiful stadiums have been chosen to host all the 51 matches of this competition. So, today in this article we will discuss about the current champions and the three time Euro Cup winners Spain Squad List.
This quadrennial tournament will be kicked off when the host country will face Romania in the opening match of the tournament at the Stades de France on 10th June and the winner of the Henry Delaunay trophy will be decided at the same stadium on 10th July. We will provide the online streaming links of all the 51 matches to the football maniacs.
We will provide the Euro Cup 2016 Live streaming links of all the 51 matches to the football maniacs. So, today in this article we will discuss about the current champions and the three time Euro Cup winners Spain Squad List.
Our football experts have analyzed the recent performances of the Spain Euro Cup 2016 Team in the qualifying stages of the Euro Cup and based upon the performance they have selected what could be the probable Euro Cup 2016 squad of Spain, who could play the main role in Spain’s Euro Cup success, La Roja’s previous performance in this particular competition and Spain’s full fixture of the Euro Cup 2016. So be with us and enhance your knowledge about one of the tournament’s hot favorite, Spain.
Spain’s Previous Performances in the Euro Cup’s History
Current title holders Spain have tremendous records in the European Football Championship. This is the 9th time La Roja is taking part in this prestigious football competition and has already won thrice. Spain first appeared in the Euro Cup in 1964 when they hosted the tournament and in their first appearance they managed to win the Henry Delaunay trophy in front of their home crowd beating the then European champions Soviet Union by 2-1 margin. 20 years later, in the 1984 France Euro Cup the La Furia Roja again reached to the final, but this time they lost to the host nation by 2-0.
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But Spain’s greatest success came in the last two Euro Cups when they got their hands on the eluded trophy for back to back 2 times. In 2008, Spain beat the mighty Germans in a close match; kudos to the lone goal scored by the prolific striker Fernando Torres in the 33rd minute. 4 years later, the story of the final was totally different. La Roja literally thrashed the Azzurris by 4-0, while David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata registered their name on the score sheet.
Spain Probable Squad List for Euro Cup 2016
Spain was scheduled in the group C of the qualifying stage of the Euro Cup 2016 along with Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Luxembourg and Macedonia. La Roja topped the group quite comfortably; winning 9 out of their 10 matches. The Valencia star striker Paco Alcácer scored the most goals for Spain in the qualifying rounds, 5 out of the 8 matches he played. Apart from him, Manchester City play maker David Silva also played a crucial part in their success; scored 2 goals and provide assists too. So check out the probable 23-men Spain Euro Cup 2016 squad.
- Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David de Gea, Sergio Asenjo
- Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Juanfran, César Azpilicueta, Juan Bernat, Marc Bartra
- Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, David Silva, Santi Cazorla, Koke, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Isco, Juan Mata, Thiago Alcántara
- Forwards: Paco Alcácer, Pedro Rodríguez, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata
- Coach of the Spain Football Team for Euro Cup 2016: Vicente del Bosque
- Captain of the Spain Football Team for Euro Cup 2016: Iker Casillas
- Key Players: Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Diego Costa
The experienced and world champion coach of the Spain national football team Vicente del Bosque is managing the team for the last 8 years and have achieved all the glory one could achieve. After the transition phase the team faced, Spain is again recovering its lost pride in the world football. Del Bosque will also face the “problem of plenty”; like according to the current form David de Gea should start as the number one goalkeeper, but ignoring Iker Casillas’s vast experience in major tournament such this will also be a foolish act.
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In the defense line, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, and Jordi Alba will provide the much needed compactness and leadership which was lacking after Puyol’s retirement. Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta is the two talismanic figures in the Spanish mid-filed who will play the main role to break opponent’s attack and start their own. Apart from them David Silva, Santi Cazorla, Koke and Cesc Fàbregas all could play a crucial part in La Roja’s success in the Euro Cup 2016. Apart from Paco Alcácer, Spain will rely on the Chelsea duo, Pedro Rodríguez and Diego Costa; as well as, on the in-form Juventus stalwart Álvaro Morata for scoring goals.
Spain Team Fixture of Euro Cup 2016
Spain will compete against Turkey, Croatia and Czech Republic; as they all have been in the Group D of the Euro Cup 2016. The three times Euro Cup champions and the present title holders will kick off their campaign against Czech Republic on 13th June at the Stadium Municipal, Toulouse. They will next lock horn with Turkey in a crucial double header at the Allianz Riviera, Nice on 17th June. La Rojas will take the challenge of Croatia in their last group stage match at the beautiful stadium of Bordeaux, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on 21st June to decide their fate in the competition. Check out below the full fixture of Spain in the Euro Cup 2016:
|Match Timings (CET Timings)||Opponents||Venue|
|Monday 13 June, 15.00||Czech Republic||Stadium Municipal, Toulouse|
|Friday 17 June, 21.00||Turkey||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|Tuesday 21 June, 21.00||Croatia||Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux|
Though Spain’s group looks easy on pen and paper but it will not be a cakewalk for the Spanish to go through for the next phase of the tournament. The first match against the Czechs will be a tough one, as they qualified as the best team of the Group A, beating the teams like Netherlands and Turkey. Turkey is currently going through the purple patch and the world class players like Arda Turan and Hakan Çalhanoğlu can change the complexion of the game any moment. The major Croatian players like Ivan Rakitić, Luka Modrić and Mario Mandžukić has very much experience about the Spanish football as they are playing in the La Liga for last few years and thus it will be hell of a tough task to beat the Croats without any trouble.
So if you are a Spanish fan and want to see your favorite team repeats the glory again, pray that whole team will stay injury-free during the competition and can play up to their potentiality. Hopefully you all have loved our article on Spain Squad for Euro Cup 2016 and Spain Euro Cup 2016 fixture. If you have other information on your mind, don’t feel shy and share with us in the below given comments section. For more updates on the Euro Cup 2016, other squads, fixtures, stadium details, ticketing details stay tuned to our website.
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