Spain’s national team had an impressive start in their first match, WINING 7-0 against the Los Ticos of Costa Rica. Goals from Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Barcelona Youngster Gavi, Carlos Soler, Alvaro Morata, and a brace from Ferran Torres ensured Spain a comfortable win. The Red Fury controlled the whole game allowing the Los Ticos zero shots on goal. If you want to know about Spain FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad, click here.

Can Spain Go All Through?


Spain’s football team is a blend of older players like Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba and young stars like Gavi, Pedri, and Dani Olmo. This blend brings energy and experience to the team. We cannot be clear on how far they can go considering there are other teams with more talent and experience, like the Three Lions of England, The Red Devils of Belgium, The Samba Boys of Brazil, and The La Seleccion of Argentina, but anything can happen in football.

Is Spain Tikitaka Effective?

Luis Enrique has coached several football clubs, including Roma and Barcelona. He plays entertaining football, almost like Pep Guardiola of Manchester city. As seen in the first game against Costa Rica, the Tikitaka style of football can be very effective in opening up defenses. However, many will say that the stunning victory against Costa Rica should not make us get ahead of ourselves since it’s a less developed team. It is easy to say so, but the Tikitaka style of football, when correctly implemented, can open up any defense in the world. An example is Pep Guardiola Prime Barcelona vs. Manchester United in the 2011 champions league finals, where the Pep boys schooled Manchester united, who arguably had the best defense in Europe.

Having La Masia boys like Gavi, Pedri, Busquets, and Ansu Fati can help implement this style of football as that is the style they have been playing.

Spain Weaknesses  

It is tough to notice weaknesses in a team that is winning comfortably, but we noted a few mistakes in the defense and attack of Spain. Enrique played with Rodri as his center-back. We understand he does that to ensure fluid passes from the backline to the opponents’ goal; it may have worked out against Costa Rica because they are not a developed team. Rodri is not a defender and may struggle against attacking teams such as Brazil and Germany. He should instead play Pau Torres in that position, who is a natural defender and can also pass the ball very well.

Spain lacks a clinical Center forward. Although I will be reminded that big teams do not need center forwards to score goals and win a game, what happens when they play against teams that don’t allow many chances? As we commend the teamwork  in Spain’s squad, we wait to see how they turn against Germany in their next match,

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