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Spain vs Ukraine Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Spain face Ukraine in UEFA Nations League Group 4 – all you need to know.

Spain in training ahead of Ukraine's visit
Spain in training ahead of Ukraine's visit Getty Images

Spain face Ukraine in UEFA Nations League Group 4 in Madrid on Sunday 6 September at 20:45 CET.

Spain vs Ukraine: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

Squads

Spain
Goalkeepers
: De Gea (Manchester United), Kepa (Chelsea), Unai Simón (Athletic)
Defenders
: Jesús Navas (Sevilla), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), José Gayà (Valencia), Sergio Reguilón (Real Madrid), Eric García (Manchester City)
Midfielders
: Fabián Ruiz (Nápoles), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Óscar Rodríguez (Sevilla)
Forwards
: Rodrigo (Leeds), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Adama Traoré (Wolves), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Ferrán Torres (Manchester City)

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Ukraine squad
Goalkeepers
: Bushchan (Dynamo Kyiv), Lunin (Real Madrid), Pyatov (Shakhtar)
Defenders: Karavaev (Dynamo Kyiv), Kryvtsov (Shakhtar), Makarenko (Kortrijk), Matviyenko (Donetsk), Mykhailychenko (Anderlecht), Plastun (Gent), Sobol (Brugge), Tymchyk (Dynamo Kyiv)
Midfielders: Kharatin (Ferencváros), Konoplyanka (Shakhtar), Kovalenko (Shakhtar), Malinovskyi (Atalanta), Marlos (Shakhtar), Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Tsygankov (Dynamo Kyiv), Yarmolenko (West Ham), Zinchenko (Manchester City)
Forwards: Yaremchuk (Gent), Júnior Moraes (Shakhtar), Supryaha (Dynamo Kyiv)

Previous meetings

• Ukraine are without a win following five meetings with Spain: a 2-2 draw in 2003 followed by four defeats, including a 4-0 at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

• Sides last met in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying: Spain won 1-0 in Seville and Kyiv.

What the coaches say

Luis Enrique, Spain coach: "There's a chance we'll field the same line-up, I could also go with fresh legs. We could even change the whole line-up and give some players their debuts! We've pretty much decided what we're going to do. Shevchenko is very astute and I don't want to give him any clues. I don't want to give Ukraine any clues because they're going to pose us enough problems as it is."

Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine coach: "For many years, Spain have been a wonderful side with incredible players. They always keep to their style and game-plan, and have always been dominant on the international stage. We are happy for this chance to play against this great side. The Nations League gives the coaches an opportunity to prepare their teams through games against such mighty opponents as Spain."

Next up

Ukraine vs Germany – 10 October
Spain vs Switzerland – 10 October