Team analysis

Spain

Spain

Spain squad
No.PlayerBornPos.IRLSWEENGNORNEDGSClub
1Paula Canals20/06/1996Goalkeeper RCD Espanyol (ESP)
2Celia Jiménez20/06/1995Defender9088*909090 Iowa Western Reivers (USA)
3Marta Turmo27/06/1996Defender90909090901 FC Barcelona (ESP)
4Garazi Murua24/01/1995Defender9090909090 Athletic Club (ESP)
5Nuria Garrote10/06/1997Defender909046*9090 FC Barcelona (ESP)
6Leire Baños29/11/1996Midfield 13+31+9066* Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
7María Díaz 05/05/1995Forward 5+59*11+ CD Alcaine (ESP)
8Mariona Caldentey19/03/1996Forward909081*90901 UD Collerense (ESP)
9Maitane López13/03/1995Defender8+90909090 UD Collerense (ESP)
10Núria Mendoza15/12/1995Defender 2+44+ RCD Espanyol (ESP)
11Sheila Guijarro26/09/1996Forward31+ 1+ Levante UD (ESP)
12Nahikari García10/03/1997Forward90909090*902 Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
13Sara Serrat15/09/1995Goalkeeper9090909090 CD Sporting Club (ESP)
14Sonia Fraile31/07/1995Midfield9077*9089*901 Sporting Plaza de Argel (ESP)
15Ainoa Campo17/06/1996Forward59* 1+ CD Parquesol CF (ESP)
16Andrea Sánchez28/02/1997Forward9090 90 FC Barcelona (ESP)
17Alba Redondo27/08/1996Midfield82*85*9079*24+1 Fundación Albacete (ESP)
18Paola Soldevila07/12/1996Defender 9+ CE Sant Gabriel (ESP)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Jorge Vilda
07/07/1981
"We had no preparation games so it was a question of testing our potential in competitive matches. We got stronger as the tournament went on and I was proud of my team and how they performed. The final showed how you can end up paying the highest price for a single mistake. This can be a complicated age group but the squad was exceptionally good together and I didn’t have to spend energy on creating a positive atmosphere. There were no egos and they simply loved football."

Spain team analysis

Spain team analysis

• 4-3-3 with López a key performer as single screening midfielder

• Positive possession play based on technical ability in all departments

• Collective, mature defending; ball-winning in key areas for fast counters

• Good use of flanks by skilful wingers combining with advanced full-backs

• Solid, high defensive line backed by agile, alert, brave sweeper-keeper

• Effective set plays with good exploitation of second ball situations

• Strong collective spirit, work ethic, remaining faithful to clear playing philosophy