Spain are set to kick-off their charge to win a fourth European Championship against Sweden at the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville on Monday night.
Luis Enrique controversially decided to submit a 24-man squad as opposed to 26 – with no Real Madrid players set to be involved for the Spaniards across the continent at Euro 2020.
That decision included the shock omission of Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte was, though, announced as part of the defensive make-up after he switched allegiances, from France, days before the squad announcement.
“We don’t want to take any more because we want everyone to have a chance of playing – and we know that only around 18 or 19 will actually play,” manager Enrique said.
La Furia Roja enjoyed a trophy-laden spell throughout the course of the late noughties and early 2010s, winning back-to-back European Championships in 2008 and 2012 – with an extra-time triumph over the Netherlands at the 2010 World Cup coming in the midst of that glory.
Prior to those consecutive victories in the tournament, Spain’s first win came back in 1964 – when it was known as the European Nations Cup.
The Premier League is well represented within the Spanish ranks as Brighton’s Robert Sanchez will join the team in between the posts alongside Manchester United stopper David de Gea, with Leeds United defender Diego Llorente and Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara also heading to the event.
Adama Traore, too, secured a spot on the plane in the rescheduled competition as Ferran Torres looks to add to his seven Premier League goals, including a late-season hat-trick away to Newcastle United.
Janne Andersson has entered his fifth year as Sweden head coach with the hopes of improving on their Euro 2016 failings, where they picked up just one point courtesy of a draw with the Republic of Ireland.
Emil Kraft, Victor Lindelof, plus newly-promoted duo Pontus Jansson and Ken Sema make up the Premier League contingent within Andersson’s 26-man squad.
Sweden boast quality in abundance with RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg and Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski among the ranks.
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Mainz forward Robert Quaison was the top goalscorer for his country during the qualifiers, scoring in every game that he played as he finished up with five goals.
Spain and Sweden met in the qualifiers for this tournament, with the Spaniards beating them to the top of Group F during their unbeaten qualification, including a 3-0 win against them in June 2019.
As a result of the Swede’s finishing as runners-up in the group, they secured automatic qualification for Euro 2020.
What time is Spain vs Sweden?
Spain vs Sweden kicks-off at 8pm on Monday, June 14.
What TV channel is Spain vs Sweden on?
The game will be shown live on BBC, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.
Fans can also tune in via BBC iPlayer, which is hosted on the broadcaster’s website.