Spain has always remained as one of the favorites in the race for the World Cup title. Their consistent performances, in perhaps the greatest event in the history of the game, have helped Spain earn a massive fan-following from every corner of the World.
The Spanish team has managed to put up impressive performances in the last few months against the likes of Germany, Switzerland, and Argentina in the friendly games and will be expected to go all guns blazing in this edition of the tournament as well.
Just like the 2010 World Cup, this time again the European giants have been blessed with some of the superstars of the game who will look to draw blood from the first moment itself. They will be deploying various tactics that might give them an edge over the rival nations in this high octane tournament.
Let’s have a look at the 3 probable formations that Spain might deploy against their rivals in this edition of the tournament
4-4-2 is hailed by many as a highly efficient and balanced combination that could put an end to all of Spain’s headaches in the upcoming tournament in this edition.
If Spain opts in for this combination, then, Koke and Sergio Busquets would have to be coupled in as defensive midfielders, with Lucas Vazquez taking the right edge. Isco should be positioned in the left wing with the liberty to move across the offensive regions.
As 2 attackers would be needed up front, Spain will try to position the Atletico Madrid superstar, Diego Costa as a supporting striker to the Celta Vigo celebrity, Lago Aspas.
Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Ramos should probably remain at the back and provide a rock solid unbreakable defence to the team. It would be best if the management doesn’t meddle with their positions.
Sergio Busquets would yet again don his role as a defensive midfielder, with Thiago Alcantara coming in for Koke on the right and Iniesta making his way in place of David Silva. Marca Asensio should be leading the attack from the right with Isco backing him from the left, while Diego Costa maintains himself at 9th position.
Sergio Ramos and Gerrard Pique would form a solid duo of defence. While Jordi Alba will take control from the left back position, Dani Carvajal would be deployed on the right back position.
Sergio Busquets backed with Koke to his right and Iniesta to his left will form a formidable defensive unit. Breaking into the defensive trio won’t be a walk in the park for the opponents.
While Iniesta will look to exercise full control over the game and create opportunities for the attackers, Sergio will aim to provide stability to the midfield and Koke will look to inject in small amounts some form of compactness into the middle.
Isco seems to be enjoying a terrific run at the moment and thus would be expected to lead Spain’s attack from the left wing while ripping apart the rival team’s defenses.
Marco Asensio, who is probably in his greatest form ever would be positioned on the right wing with Diego Costa carrying out his responsibilities as the team’s key striker.