After crashing out from the group stages in the previous two major tournaments, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 European Championship, football fans around the globe pretty much lost their hope in Spain claiming that their glory days have been over and they are now past theirs prime.
But things have massively changed since the sacking of Vicente del Bosque who led them to two Euro Championship titles back to back and also helped them win their first ever World Cup.
New head coach, Julien Lopetegui has brought a new ray of hope for La Roja, the team looks young and fresh under the former FC Porto boss.
The team currently has many youngsters in their ranks as well as, veterans who are part of the team’s 2010 World Cup glory.
The likes of Isco, Koke, Morata, Suso, Saul and Real Madrid’s 21 year old star, Marco Asensio have all put on star studded performances in Spain’s recent World Cup qualifiers.
With the likes of Ramos, Busquets and Iniesta in the team, the current squad surely does not lack any experience.
Spain are comfortably leading Group G with 22 points in the bag, with 11 unanswered goals in the last two matches and thumping victories over Italy and Liechtenstein.
Spain put three past Italy, in a result that most of the fans did not expect and their last match against Liechtenstein, they absolutely humiliated the 190th ranked team in the world by putting the ball eight times in their net, with none conceded.
For Spanish fans, it is like old times again with goals flowing in huge numbers from everywhere and the line of defense also standing tall, led by the evergreen Sergio Ramos and FC Barcelona’s, Gerard Pique, with David De Gea standing between the goal posts making some of the biggest and vital saves for his team.
The team is also receiving huge amount of support from the substitute bench, with the likes of Pedro, Delofeou, Paco Alcacer and a returning hero, the team’s all time leading goal scorer, David Villa also making a return to the squad.
Spain have pretty much booked their ticket to Russia for the next World Cup and if there is anyone who can lead this amazing squad to World Cup glory, it is non-other than Lopetegui.