Spain Announce Versatile Squad with Notable Absentees

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Alvaro Morata has missed out on a place in Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Russia, with Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin also omitted by Julen Lopetegui.

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Comparing Spain’s Euro 2012 Winners To The Euro 2016 Squad

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Spain entered Euro 2016 shrouded in controversy and with a hangover from their dire performance at the 2014 World Cup looming large. While many have written off the latest group of La Roja players, is there really much difference between the squad now and the one which lifted the European Championship in 2012?

The Panenka compares Vicente de Bosque’s triumphant 23-man squad of 2012 to that of this summer’s European competition.

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