Luis Enrique has a golden chance to win a trophy for his national country nine years later since they last did against Italy at the EURO 2012 final. Concurrently, Didier Deschamps will have a chance to redeem himself after failing to perform at the latest EUROS, getting knocked out in the round of 16 against Switzerland.
Additionally, it is not only the satisfaction for winning a title for their country but also a financial reward as the winner will receive 10,5 million of euros for winning the UEFA Nations League, 4,5 million euros from the semi-final as well as 2,25 for their domestic league.
Last Wednesday, Spain conquered the Italian temple and are looking forward to repeat this Sunday in the same stadium against France. La roja have displayed their usual game style, tiki-taka, moving the ball around and unhinging their opponents.
Luis Enrique is not someone who has many friends but has shown to be the person who most knows about football. He has proven wrong to every single fan who doubted his squad list as the average fan doubted his ability to manage the national team.
Players to keep an eye on
Ferran Torres is the man to watch out as goals keep coming out of his boots. After scoring a brace last game, he is now the most reliable Spanish player upfront having scored 12 goals in 21 games which convert 35% of the goals scored by Spain.
Gavi, FC Barcelona player, made his debut against Italy and broke the record for the youngest player to ever make a debut for Spain, doing it with only 17 years old and against the EURO current champion. Despite his age, he played like a mature professional player reducing Verratti in every way possible. His future is very bright and his potential is exponential.
Head to head
In the past decade, both teams have faced each other six times being Spain the winner overall with 4 wins and 1 draw. Last time they played each other was in a friendly match back in 2017 which Spain won 0-2. However, their last offical match was in 2013 when they both played in the same group for the World Cup qualifiers.
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