Spain World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Spain World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds - GETTY IMAGES
Spain World Cup 2022 results, squad list, fixtures and latest odds - GETTY IMAGES

Spain must wait to seal their place in the last-16 after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Germany.

Alvaro Morata, eight minutes after coming on from the bench, handed Spain the lead by neatly flicking in a cross from Jordi Alba in the 62nd minute.

But they were pegged back when Niclas Fuellkrug fired home an 83rd minute equaliser on only his third appearance for his country.

Spain coach Luis Enrique said he was left ruing his side's failure to hold on to their lead. "But after two matches we are in the top of the classification of the death group and I think that we have to be positive," he said.

Spain World Cup 2022 squad

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez, David Raya

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Jose Gaya

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo, Gavi, Carlos Soler, Marcos Llorente, Pedri, Koke

Forwards: Ferran Torres, Nico Williams, Yeremy Pino, Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Ansu Fati

Who is their best player?

Gavi is a teenager who has been handed an extended run in the Barcelona first team as well as the Spain senior squad.

With 10 caps before his 18th birthday in August, the midfielder's technical abilities have earned him comparisons with Xavi, and he impressed in Spain's opening game thrashing of Costa Rica, getting on the scoresheet and winning the player of the match award.

Elsewhere, Pau Torres is a commanding centre-back constantly linked with moves away from Villarreal, where he made 33 league appearances last season. He has earned 21 caps for Spain at the age of 25 and he will be a solid presence at the back for Luis Enrique’s side.

Along with Gavi, Pedri is one of the players at the forefront of the new generation of young Spanish talent. Still only 19, the creative midfielder was a key figure for Barcelona during the 2020-21 season and it was only injuries and fitness issues that prevented him making as many appearances the year after. A roaming playmaker with outstanding technical ability, this will be Pedri’s first World Cup and a chance to impress on the biggest stage of all.

What are Spain's results and fixtures?

Group E

November 23: Spain 7 Costa Rica 0

November 27: Spain 1 Germany 1

December 1: Japan vs Spain

What is Spain’s World Cup record?

Spain’s 2010 success in South Africa is their only World Cup title so far. A star-studded line-up containing Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa and Fernando Torres came out on top against Netherlands in the final, thanks to Andreas Iniesta's extra-time winner.

They have qualified for every World Cup since 1978 but have failed to make it past the quarter-final stage in any other tournament. Spain are in a somewhat difficult group for Qatar, with Germany, 2018 excepted, typically rising to the occasion plus the gritty Costa Rica and slick Japan.

It may be a tournament too soon for them to fulfil their potential but Luis Enrique is building something special.

Argentina | Australia | Belgium | Brazil | Cameroon | Canada | Costa Rica | Croatia | Denmark | Ecuador | England | France | Germany | Ghana | Iran | Japan | Mexico | Morocco | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | South Korea | Spain | Switzerland | Tunisia | Uruguay | USA | Wales

What are the latest odds?

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Spain are currently a best price of 7/1 to win the World Cup.