Spain are in a confident mood going into the match against Germany after their display in the opener against Costa Rica. Luis Enrique is considering making some changes to the starting eleven, with Eric García and Dani Carvajal the two players most likely to come in. The mobility of the German attack is what would provoke the change in Laporte’s central defensive partner. In midfield, Sergio Busquets, Gavi and Pedri are guaranteed starters. Luis Enrique has insisted pre-match that the win against Costa Rica was only three points and that nothing is done yet.
Germany are under pressure as they have never been eliminated twice in a row in the first round of World Cups. Hansi Flick’s team need a big performance against La Roja. Despite the defeat to Japan, the German coach is not expected to make any changes to his starting line-up.
Pedri versus Musiala
The Spaniard has just turned 20; the German is still only 19. The two most talented players in the respective teams. It’s a battle with huge quality in midfield.
Possible Spain XI
According to Marca, Luis Enrique could select the following XI:
Unai Simón – Carvajal, Laporte, Eric García, Alba – Busquets, Pedri, Gavi – Ferran Torres, Asensio, Olmo.
Kickoff gets underway at 8pm (CET).