Team Analysis: Spain12th Jun 2016 |
|Manager:||Vincente Del Bosque|
|Best results in international competitions:||World champions 2010.|
Euro champions 1964, 2008 and 2012
|Fierce rivals:||Portugal, France, Italy|
|Odds to win the Euros:||6.00|
After a fantastic streak of three consecutive wins in the major tournaments from 2008 to 2012, the World Championship in Brazil in was a total failure for Spain. They had to leave after the group stages, but the head coach Del Bosque kept his job. Spain will not have to leave the championship after the group stages this year, but they are still in one of the toughest groups. They will first face the Czech Republic before the turn will come to Croatia and Turkey.
The Spanish squad has gotten older since their glory days. Iker Casillas is not the same goalkeeper as he used to, and there are some journalists who have claimed that the biggest stars have had so much success that they have lost some of their hunger. Although they have managed to develop some absolute world class talent, it does not feel like they have quite the same potential as the players who won three championships in a row. Spain is one of the top three favourites to win, but they have to accept that they are one step below Germany and France.