Spain might be higher ready for subsequent World Cup, says 2010 profitable captain Iker Casillas

Spain might be higher ready for subsequent World Cup, says 2010 profitable captain Iker Casillas
Spain might be higher ready for subsequent World Cup, says 2010 profitable captain Iker Casillas

2010 FIFA World Cup profitable captain Iker Casillas has backed Spain to achieve the 2026 World Cup in USA, Canada and Mexico. La Furia Roja had been knocked out of the Qatar World Cup after shedding in opposition to Morocco within the spherical of 16 stage. 

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 12, 2022 18:50 IST

Casillas backs Spain to achieve the following World Cup (AP)

By India Today Web Desk: 2010 FIFA World Cup profitable captain Iker Casillas has backed Spain to achieve the 2026 World Cup in USA, Canada and Mexico. La Furia Roja had been knocked out of the Qatar World Cup after shedding in opposition to Morocco within the spherical of 16 stage.

Speaking on the reveal of the official match ball for 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals and last, Casillas stated Spain’s younger staff will likely be higher ready for the following World Cup.

“Yes, for us (Spain) it has been a disappointment to lose within the Round of 16 at this World Cup. We have a younger staff. We have a staff that may higher put together for the following World Cup in three-and-a-half years’ time (in 2026 within the United States, Canada and Mexico),” stated Casillas.

Spain began their 2022 World Cup marketing campaign with fashion, hammering Costa Rica 7-0. They had been then held to a 1-1 draw in opposition to 2014 champions Germany, earlier than shedding 2-1 in opposition to Japan of their last group-stage match. However, they managed to complete second in Group E and qualify for the knockout phases of the match.

In the spherical of 16, they had been held to a goalless draw by Morocco after taking part in 120 minutes of soccer. The match then went to a penalty shootout, the place Spain misplaced 3-0.

Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets missed penalties in opposition to Morocco within the shootout, only a day after coach Luis Enrique had stated that Spain gamers had been given the homework to shoot 1000 penalties.

The Spanish soccer federation introduced that they’d parted methods with Enrique after their World Cup exit and appointed Luis de la Fuente as the brand new supervisor of the nationwide staff.

“The RFEF has chosen Luis de la Fuente as the brand new (Spain) coach. The RFEF has delivered to the president a report during which it decided {that a} new undertaking ought to begin for the Spain nationwide staff, with the purpose of continuous the expansion achieved lately due to the work carried out by Luis Enrique (and the employees),” RFEF stated in a press release.

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