Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup: opponents, squad, predictions

Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup: opponents, squad, predictions

The wards of Luis Enrique’s team advanced to the Qatari World Cup by taking first place in the qualifying group “B”, where among the rivals were such strong teams as Sweden and Greece. In any major tournament, the Spaniards are a formidable force. Before the Qatari World Cup, the national team competed 15 times in the World Cup. This time, the teams of Germany, Japan and Costa Rica became the rivals of the “Red Fury” in group “E”. Consider the prospects for the Spaniards to leave the group, tell you about the opponents. For those who like to make predictions, we recommend the Parimatch tz app download, where you can bet on the winner of the World Cup or individual matches.

Spain squad for the 2022 World Cup

The head coach of the “Red Fury” is Luis Enrique, a former Spanish footballer who also coached clubs such as Barcelona, ​​Roma, Celta. Luis Enrique has been the head coach of the national team since 2019. From the very beginning, the specialist headed for the rejuvenation of the squad, while the team was able to reach the semi-finals of EURO 2020 and confidently enter the Qatari world championship. Luis Enrique’s prospects largely depend on how the team performs at the World Cup in Qatar.

Let’s try to predict the main composition of the national team for the upcoming World Cup:

  • Unai Simon.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta.
  • Eric Garcia.
  • Pau Torres.
  • Jordi Alba.
  • Rodri.
  • Sergio Busquets.
  • Pedri.
  • Ferran Torres.
  • Alvaro Morata.
  • Miquel Oyarzabal.

The main star of the national team is the defensive midfielder “Manchester city” Rodri. This is the most valuable player in the team of Luis Enrique, who brings a big “impact” to the team’s game.

Spain’s group rivals at the 2022 World Cup

The wards of Luis Enrique will fight in the Qatari World Cup against such rivals:

  • November 23, 17:00. Spain-Costa Rica.
  • November 27, 20:00. Spain-Germany.
  • December 1, 20:00. Spain-Japan.

“Red Fury” got into a fairly strong group, where they will most likely fight for 1st place with the German national team. It is unlikely that anyone seriously expects that the national team of Japan or Costa Rica will be in the next phase of the tournament.

Spain-Costa Rica

In the first game, the Spaniards will meet with the weakest team in the group. This is good, since the Red Fury will be able to count on a good start at the 2022 World Cup and 3 points. As we know, winning the first matches of major tournaments is especially difficult.


One of the most anticipated matches of the 2022 World Cup group stage. Both of these teams may well win the cup, therefore, the game will be beyond principle for the opponents. Despite the apparent parity in the forces of the national teams, the bookmakers quote the team of Luis Enrique higher.


Of course, the Japanese team will try to impose a fight on such “monsters” of world football as Spain and Germany, but it will be incredibly difficult to do this. This match will be the final in the group, therefore, the layout of the table and the number of points scored by both opponents will have a predetermining value. It could happen that after two victories of the Red Fury in the first two matches, Luis Enrique wants to rest the main players and check the reserves.

We will find out all this very soon, but if we make preliminary forecasts, then Spain is not only the favorite in the match against the Japanese, but also the main contender for leaving the group from the first place.


Making long-term predictions for matches that will start after the group stage is a thankless task. However, it can be assumed with great certainty that the Spaniards will go to the playoffs and most likely from 1st place. In any case, everything is conducive to this – a good form of the team, a group where the Spaniards are favorites, a squad without injured leaders.