Spain take on Japan on Matchday 3 of Group E aiming to seal a place in the round of 16 at Qatar 2022. Check out here why Ferran Torres is not starting.
The stakes will be high when Spain and Japan meet in the 3rd match of the Qatar 2022 group stage. Things are wide open in Group E, with all four teams still in with a chance of qualifying for the round of 16.
La Furia started their FIFA World Cup campaign on the right foot by beating Costa Rica by seven. However, a draw with Germany forces them to play the result in the final game.
Meanwhile, the Asian side were upset by the Ticos after they pulled off a shocker in their opening match against Germany. Among the many changes made by Spanish manager Luis Enrique for this game, Ferran Torres was dropped from the starting line-up.
Why is Ferran Torres not starting for Spain against Japan
Ferran Torres was benched due to a tactical reason, as he doesn’t have any injury. Enrique decided to start Nico Williams over the Barcelona winger, while Alvaro Morata — who scored against Germany — replaces Marco Asensio up front.