Reasons why Spain is a favorite to win Euro 2024, despite being in the Group of Death

Spain vs Croatia
Spain vs Croatia (Credit: Getty Images)

The ball is already rolling on Euro 2024 and the football planet is celebrating, setting its eyes on Germany to enjoy the best national team tournament on the Old Continent.

This Friday, June 14, the Euro opened with the initial match between Germany and Scotland at the Allianz Arena in Munich, won by the locals 5-1.

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The final of this exciting national team championship will be held on July 14 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, in which England and France are the two great candidates to compete, although Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Italy also have their options to compete in the qualification.

The countries that have won this tournament the most times are Germany (3), Spain (3), Italy (2), and France (2). Lugo are England (1), Netherlands (1) and Portugal (1).

Spain is one of the teams with the most followers in America, which makes it one of the most popular in this Euro Cup.

Spain debuts this Saturday, June 15 (12 noon) against Croatia, in Group B, called “Group of Death”, to then play against Italy on Thursday the 20th and close against Moldova on Monday the 24th.

The Spain coach Luis de la Fuente first gave a list of 29 players and then left it to the 26 allowed to play in the tournament.

GOALKEEPERS: Unai Simon (Athletic Club), David Raya (Arsenal/ING), Alex Remiro (Real Sociedad).

DEFENDERS: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad), Aymeric Laporte (Al-Nassr/KSA), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid), Pau Cubarsi (Barcelona), Dani Vivian (Athletic Club), Marc Cucurella (Chelsea/ING), Alejandro Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen/ALE)

MEDIA: Rodri Hernandez (Manchester City/ING), Martin Zubimendi (Real Sociedad), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Pedri (Barcelona), Fermin Lopez (Barcelona), Marcos Llorente (At.Madrid), Aleix Garcia (Girona), Fabian Ruiz (PSG/FRA), Alex Baena (Villarreal).

FORWARDS: Alvaro Morata (Atletico de Madrid), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Joselu Mato (Real Madrid), Nico Williams (Athletic Club), Lamine Yamal (Barcelona), Dani Olmo (Leipzig/GER), Ferran Torres (Barcelona) , Ayoze Perez (Real Betis).

The 3 discards of DT De La Fuente were finally Marcos Lorente, Pau Cubasi, and Alexei Garcia, the exclusion of the first two being very surprising.

The possible eleven of the Red would be Simon; Carvajal, Le Normand, Nacho, Grimaldo; Pedri, Rodri, Merino or Fabian; Yamal, Morata and Williams.

Nacho should be the starter since Laporte seems to have not fully recovered from his injury, missing the last few training sessions. The other one who could enter the starting eleven would be Del Olmo, who in any case would be a luxury substitute.

Spain has already shown its credentials by being crowned champion of the last edition of the Nations League in 2023, after defeating Croatia on penalties, precisely the rival against which it debuts in this current edition of the Euro Cup.

“The tactical riches of the players will give us many variants,” said the Spanish coach. “A team that feels like it has a chance of being champion has to constantly claim itself. We have to hit the table. We are champions of the Nations League, let no one forget.”

Although this is not the 2008-2012 team, this Spain does have players who have enormous quality, who want to succeed, and who without a doubt can stand up to anyone and win their fourth Euro in their history.

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