Team analysis

Spain

Spain

Spain squad
No.PlayerBornPos.AUTBULCROGERENGGSClub
1Alejandro Santomé14/04/1998Goalkeeper8080 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
2José Amo09/04/1998Defender80 808080 Sevilla FC (ESP)
3Cucu22/07/1998Defender8080808080 FC Barcelona (ESP)
4Álex Martín25/01/1998Defender8080808080 Real Madrid CF (ESP)
5Isma07/02/1998Defender 80 Real Sporting de Gijón (ESP)
6Carles Aleñá05/01/1998Midfield80808080801 FC Barcelona (ESP)
7Dani Olmo07/05/1998Forward8071*808080 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
8Fran Villalba11/05/1998Midfield13+79*80*62*801 Valencia CF (ESP)
9Kuki05/05/1998Forward8080*78*78*801 Málaga CF (ESP)
10Carles Pérez16/02/1998Forward40+808074*11+ FC Barcelona (ESP)
11Óscar28/06/1998Midfield7+1+1+2+ Real Madrid CF (ESP)
12Jon24/05/1998Defender 80 Athletic Club (ESP)
13Iñaki Peña02/03/1999Goalkeeper 808080 FC Barcelona (ESP)
14Pepelu11/08/1998Midfield8073*8080 Levante UD (ESP)
15Toni Moya20/03/1998Midfield73* 7+ Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
16Dani Morer05/02/1998Defender80808080 FC Barcelona (ESP)
17Ferni07/04/1998Forward40*9+ 6+69* Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
19Fran Navarro03/02/1998Forward67*1+2+18+ Valencia CF (ESP)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Santi Denia
09/03/74
"It was very tough. Our objective was to reach the semi-finals and qualify for the FIFA [U-17] World Cup, so it was difficult for the players to accept that we went home without the prize and without losing a game. Penalty shoot-outs are about luck and it was sad that neither of them went our way. A lot of tears were shed in the dressing-room. The harsh lesson to learn was that, even if we felt that we were the better team against Germany and England, if you create chances but don't score goals, life is always going to be difficult."

Spain team analysis

Spain team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 switching to 4-3-3 with single midfield screen v England
• Assured passing game based on technique and passing options
• Good use of width; wingers attacking goal; full-backs making forward runs
• Well-balanced controlling midfielders; Carles Aleñà the creative catalyst
• High defensive line with keeper covering; spells of intense, high pressing
• Good cooperation, rotation between middle-to-front players
• Comfortable under pressure; attacking philosophy; winning mentality