Spain World Cup squad 2022: All possible 26 players on Spanish national football team roster for Qatar

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Luis Enrique’s Spain revamp is almost complete, as La Roja eye a World Cup tilt with a wonderful squad packed full of red-hot talent and big-stage experience.

Spain’s transition from the golden generation was initially painful, with a group stage exit in 2014 and heartbreak in the last 16 in Russia four years later proving well below their expectations.

They turned their fortunes around at Euro 2020 and reached the semi-finals with the likes of Pedri and Ferran Torres injecting life into the team.

With an even stronger pool of talent to choose from for Qatar, Spain must be considered one of the main contenders for this year’s crown.

Projected Spain World Cup squad 2022

Enrique will have until Friday, October 21 to submit an official preliminary list of 35-55 players to FIFA, from which he will select a final 26-man roster for Qatar by Monday, November 14.

Based on World Cup qualifying squads and friendly rosters over the past year, these are the names most likely to be on his preliminary list.

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper David De Gea Manchester United (ENG) 31 45
Goalkeeper David Raya Brentford (ENG) 27 1
Goalkeeper Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 25 27
Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez  Brighton (ENG) 24 1
Defender Sergio Ramos PSG (FRA) 36 180
Defender Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea (ENG) 33 41
Defender Hugo Guillamon Valencia (SPA) 22 3
Defender Inigo Martinez Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 31 19
Defender Dani Carvajal  Real Madrid (SPA) 30 30
Defender Diego Llorente Leeds United (ENG) 29 10
Defender Eric Garcia Barcelona (SPA) 21 18
Defender Jose Gaya Valencia (SPA) 27 18
Defender Jordi Alba  Barcelona (SPA) 33 86
Defender Pau Torres Villarreal (SPA) 25 21
Defender Aymeric Laporte Manchester City (ENG) 28 15
Defender Marcos Alonso  Barcelona (SPA) 31 9
Midfielder Sergio Busquets Barcelona (SPA) 36 146
Midfielder Pedri Barcelona (SPA) 19 14
Midfielder Rodri Manchester City (ENG) 26 34
Midfielder Koke Atletico Madrid (SPA) 30 67
Midfielder Thiago  Liverpool (ENG) 31 46
Midfielder Dani Olmo RB Leipzig (GER) 24 24
Midfielder Gavi Barcelona (SPA) 18 12
Midfielder Pablo Sarabia PSG (FRA) 30 24
Midfielder Marcos Llorente  Atletico Madrid (SPA) 27 17
Midfielder Mikel Merino Real Sociedad (SPA) 26 11
Midfielder Sergi Roberto Barcelona (SPA) 30 11
Midfielder Carlos Soler PSG (FRA) 25 11
Forward Marco Asensio Real Madrid (SPA) 26 29
Forward Nico Williams  Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 20 2
Forward Borja Iglesias  Real Betis (SPA) 29 1
Forward Yeremi Pino Villarreal (SPA) 19 6
Forward Ferran Torres Barcelona (SPA) 22 30
Forward Rodrigo Leeds United (ENG) 31 27
Forward Ansu Fati Barcelona (SPA) 19 4
Forward Alvaro Morata  Atletico Madrid (SPA) 29 57

Final 26-man Spain World Cup roster

Spain meet with Jordan for a World Cup warm-up on November 17, by which time Enrique will have announced his squad for the tournament.

Here’s a projected look at a plausible 26-man list, assuming all his players are fit and ready.

One big injury to watch will be the availability of Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto, who suffered a dislocated shoulder in late October and his recovery time has yet to be determined.

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper David Raya Brentford (ENG) 27 1
Goalkeeper Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao (SPA) 25 7
Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez  Brighton (ENG) 24 1
Defender Sergio Ramos PSG (FRA) 36 180
Defender Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea (ENG) 33 41
Defender Dani Carvajal  Real Madrid (SPA) 30 30
Defender Eric Garcia Manchester City (ENG) 21 18
Defender Jose Gaya Valencia (SPA) 27 18
Defender Jordi Alba  Barcelona (SPA) 33 86
Defender Pau Torres Villarreal (SPA) 25 21
Defender Marcos Alonso  Barcelona (SPA) 31 9
Defender Aymeric Laporte Manchester City (ENG) 28 15
Midfielder Sergio Busquets Barcelona (SPA) 36 146
Midfielder Pedri Barcelona (SPA) 19 14
Midfielder Rodri Manchester City (ENG) 26 34
Midfielder Koke Atletico Madrid (SPA) 30 67
Midfielder Thiago  Liverpool (ENG) 31 46
Midfielder Gavi Barcelona (SPA) 18 12
Midfielder Pablo Sarabia PSG (FRA) 30 24
Midfielder Marcos Llorente  Atletico Madrid (SPA) 27 17
Midfielder Carlos Soler PSG (FRA) 25 11
Midfielder Sergi Roberto Barcelona (SPA) 30 11
Forward Marco Asensio Real Madrid (SPA) 26 29
Forward Ferran Torres Barcelona (SPA) 22 30
Forward Ansu Fati Barcelona (SPA) 19 4
Forward Alvaro Morata  Atletico Madrid (SPA) 29 57

Spain World Cup group

It’s a tricky Group E that awaits Spain in Qatar. If they can overcome this test unscathed, the other leading challengers will likely sit up and take notice.

Costa Rica and Japan have both reached the knockout rounds in recent times, while 2014 world champions Germany are rock solid once again after a catastrophic time in Russia and disappointment at Euro 2020.

Spain World Cup fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23 Spain vs. Costa Rica 11:00 a.m. Al Thumama Stadium
Sun, Nov. 27 Spain vs. Germany 2:00 p.m. Al Bayt Stadium
Thu, Dec. 1 Spain vs. Japan 2:00 p.m. Khalifa International Stadium

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