FIFA ranking: 6

Coach: Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique led Barcelona to a treble in 2014-15, which included their last Champions League title, before taking over as Spain coach in July 2018. The 51-year-old stepped down in June 2019 for personal reasons before returning to the team in November that year and the 2010 world champions reached the Nations League semi-finals this year where they will face Italy in October.

Captain: Sergio Busquets

With defender Sergio Ramos missing out despite recovering from a long injury absence, defensive midfielder Busquets is Spain’s most-experienced player, having made more than 100 appearances for the national team. The 32-year-old, who played a key role in their 2012 Euro triumph, had five assists for Barcelona in La Liga this season as they finished third.

Top player: Ferran Torres

Manchester City forward Torres had a bright debut season in the Premier League, bagging 13 goals and three assists in all competitions for the Premier League champions. The 21-year-old scored twice for Spain in their World Cup qualifiers in March and also struck a hat-trick in their thumping 6-0 win over Germany in the Nations League in November.

Tournament history    

Spain are three-times European champions, having won the tournament in 1964, 2008 and 2012. They defeated Italy 4-0 in the 2012 final to become the only team to retain the title. Spain’s worst performances at the Euros were first-round exits on three occasions, the last in 2004.

They reached the last 16 in 2016 where they were knocked out by Italy.

Recent form  

2021    Spain 3-1 Kosovo            World Cup qualifying
2021    Georgia 1-2 Spain           World Cup qualifying
2021    Spain 1-1 Greece            World Cup qualifying
2020    Spain 6-0 Germany           UEFA Nations League
2020    Switzerland 1-1 Spain      UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures    

June 14: v Sweden, Seville
June 19: v Poland, Seville
June 23: v Slovakia, Seville