Spain Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Spain World Cup Squad Photos

The 2010 World Cup winners crushed the competition during qualification for Russia, amassing 36 goals and conceding just three en route to a 9-0-1 record. La Roja fans are justifiably bullish on their team’s prospects this summer and coach Julen Lopetegui will be expected to take the eighth-ranked team deep into the competition. Experience is the team’s greatest strength: Captain Sergio Ramos leads a defense that includes Gerard Pique and Dani Carvajal in front of goalkeeper David De Gea. But it is the ridiculously loaded midfield — Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, David Silva, Thiago, Marco Asensio, etc. — that makes this team thrilling to watch and difficult to beat.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

SERGIO RAMOS David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SERGIO RAMOS DAVID SILVA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DAVID SILVA

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ANDRES INIESTA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ANDRES INIESTA DIEGO COSTA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DIEGO COSTA DAVID DE GEA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DAVID DE GEA GERARD PIQUE David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images GERARD PIQUE KOKE David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images KOKE RODRIGO David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images RODRIGO MARCO ASENSIO David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MARCO ASENSIO SERGIO BUSQUETS David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SERGIO BUSQUETS THIAGO ALCANTARA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images THIAGO ALCANTARA CESAR AZPILICUETA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images CESAR AZPILICUETA DANI CARVAJAL David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DANI CARVAJAL IAGO ASPAS David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images IAGO ASPAS NACHO MONTREAL David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images NACHO MONTREAL PEPA REINA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images PEPA REINA JORDI ALBA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images JORDI ALBA NACHO FERNANDEZ David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images NACHO FERNANDEZ KEPA ARRIZABALAGA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images KEPA ARRIZABALAGA ISCO David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ISCO SAUL NIGUEZ David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SAUL NIGUEZ LUCAS VAZQUEZ David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images LUCAS VAZQUEZ ALVARO ODRIOZOLA David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ALVARO ODRIOZOLA



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