Team analysis

Spain

Spain

Spain squad
No.PlayerBornPos.NORENGGERFRASWEGSClub
1Paula Canals20/06/1996Goalkeeper FC Barcelona (ESP)
2Nuria Garrote10/06/1997Defender9061*12090
3Marta Turmo27/06/1996Defender90909012088* CE Sant Gabriel (ESP)
4Laura Domínguez12/08/1997Forward10+1+7+75+30+ Madrid CFF (ESP)
5Rocío Gálvez15/04/1997Defender909090120901 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
6Pilar Garrote10/06/1997Midfield68*72*26+71*902
7Nahikari García10/03/1997Forward909083*120901 Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
8Laura Ortega10/11/1997Forward80* 29+9+60*
9Lucía Gómez11/10/1996Defender59*76* 45* Levante UD (ESP)
10Andrea Sánchez28/02/1997Forward9090*90111*79*1 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
11Paula Mañoso29/01/1997Forward 14+ 11+ Athletic Club (ESP)
12Jennifer Santiago18/10/1996Defender Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (ESP)
13Elena De Toro31/01/1997Goalkeeper90909012090 Fundación Albacete (ESP)
14Leire Baños29/11/1996Midfield22+18+64*49+2+ Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
15Sandra Hernández25/05/1997Forward909090120901
16Beatriz Beltrán10/12/1997Defender90909012090 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
17Alba Redondo27/08/1996Midfield909090120903 Fundación Albacete (ESP)
18Paola Soldevila07/12/1996Defender31+ 90 CE Sant Gabriel (ESP)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Coach: Jorge Vilda

07/07/81

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"I'd like to congratulate Sweden. They are a great team and they have a great player [Stina Blackstenius] who made all the difference. It's very difficult to deal with a player like that. It's like playing against a team with Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in it – when they're that much better than the rest it's hard to get hold of them. We knew the No9 could punish us so we tried to get a firm grip on the game early on and have a lot of the ball. We also knew that if Sweden got ahead it would be an uphill struggle. We might have been a bit low on energy after our effort against France in the semis but even after going behind, we fought on and scored a goal. I'm very proud of them."

Spain team analysis

Spain team analysis

  • Tended to operate a 1-4-3-3 formation from the start of matches.
  • Technically very strong and comfortable in possession.
  • Preferred a patient build-up in attack.
  • Able to vary their style of play when they were not afforded time on the ball; able to adopt a more direct style when necessary.
  • Displayed movement between the lines, able to open up the space.
  • One variation on their approach to corner kicks which was a short corner to create a 1v1 situation.
  • Only changed their formation in the final when chasing the game, pushing Sandra Hernández (No15) into attack alongside or slightly behind Nahikari García (No7) and operating with three at the back.