Spain National Football Team to Face EURO 2016


Spain National Football Team to Face EURO 2016, Spain national football team has been at the third place of year end FIFA ranking. Spain has won some international tournaments such as World Cup, EURO, European League and many others. Spain also has some notable players who play at some prestigious football league such as La Liga, English Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and many more. There are also some players who are famous and popular in the world like Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Iker Casillas and many more. Let’s figure out their preparation for the next EURO 2016.

Spain National Football Team to Face EURO 2016

Coach selected

Vicente del Bosque has been elected as the head coach for Spain national football team. He was the manager of Real Madrid in 2003 an brought two league titles for the club along with nine European cup trophies. Over five years, he only spent his time to train Besiktas but he came back to Spain after Luis Aragones appointed him to replace his position as the national team’s coach. Aragones was successfully bringing the team to win EURO 2008. The team won each qualification for the FIFA 2010 World Cup and followed by EURO 2012 along with the final stage.

Even though he receives many negative critic of his decision changing the team squad that had won a World Cup trophies and two EURO trophies, he’s still confidence with his decision so far.

How the team qualified

Spain has defeated Slovakia with 2-1 score that ended an unbeaten 36 matches. They won the group team and collecting about five points. Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta was superb, as they could set the stable playing tempo. Sergio Ramos was imposing when he is fit and David Silva mischievously super creative. As the manager, Del Bosque chooses Iker Cassillas rather than David de Gea somehow.

The history of the tournament

Spain national football team was topped with three prestigious titles including EURO 1964, EURO 2008 and EURO 2012. The team was only beaten by West Germany (now Germany) in EURO 1972, EURO 1980 and EURO 1996. The team beat USSR in 1964 in the final stage as the long wait victory for another football tournament.

Under the coaching of Del Bosque, the team was successfully take place EURO 2012 as they defeated Portugal at the semi final stage. At the final stage, Xavi Hernandez suddenly was magnificent. At last, Spain defeated Italy with 4-0.

Notable player

Andres Iniesta is named as the finest midfielder in the world as he has wonderful technique, balance and also control. It’s somewhat tricky to find a great praise for his ability and intelligence to master the space and time. Del Bosque appreciates his contribution a lot. Technically, Iniesta plays so naturally without taking any efforts.

The team’s star

Paco Alcacer is hoped as the next rising star of Spain national team. He was well-known for scoring about 6 goals in eleven appearances. He also has perfect youth career with U-19s and U-17s. then, he continued to grab his career in Valencia and also Spain national football team. He plays perfectly as he can also be a finisher that is able to exploit space appropriately among Spain national football team.