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Spain Predicted Lineup vs Croatia for June 15

Spanish national team arrives ahead of Euro 2024

Spain get their Euro 2024 campaign off to a tough start as they take on a star-studded Croatia side anchored by the iconic Luka Modric. This is a Spain predicted lineup for that clash as we try to figure out who will kick off this tournament for the 2012 winners.

Spain Predicted Lineup vs Croatia in Euros Opener

How Spain Have Lined Up Recently

During recent friendlies we saw some pretty heavy rotation as David Raya and Unai Simon both got a run out in goal. Marc Cucurella, Marcos Llorente, Dani Vivian, Pau Cubarasi, Alejandro Grimaldo. Nacho, Robin Le Normand, and Jesus Navas all started in defence.

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Pedri, Rodri, Fabian Ruiz, Aleix Garcia, and Alex Baena started in a midfield trio with Pedri being the only one to start both fixtures. The attack was also chopped and changed with Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Ayoze Perez (remember him!), Lamine Yamal, and Nico Williams starting, Morata was trusted to lead the line as striker on both occasions.

Spain Recent Form and Tactics

Luis de la Fuente has utilised the 4-3-3 formation which is popular among coaches who employ heavy possession-based styles of play. They absolutely strolled through qualification, amassing 21 points of a possible 24 and finishing with a positive goal difference of 20.

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Since qualification ended, their form hasn’t been as strong with a loss to Colombia and a 3-3 draw with Brazil setting off some alarm bells. Wins over Andorra and Northern Ireland showed they can put opponents to the sword, but the level of competition in the Euros will be much higher than that.

Spain Injuries to Consider

The manager currently has a fully fit squad from which to select.

Spain Predicted Lineup vs Croatia

The lineup on display in the most recent friendly is likely to mirror the preferred starting eleven pretty closely with the following lineup:

GK – Unai Simon

RB – Dani Caravajal

CB – Aymeric Laporte

CB – Robin Le Normand

LB – Alex Grimaldo

DM – Rodri

CM – Pedri

CM – Dani Olmo

W – Nico Willliams

W – Lamine Yamal

ST – Alvaro Morata


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