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Spain World Cup odds: Bookmakers give verdict on Furia Roja's chances of winning World Cup 2022

12:55 AM GMT 18/11/2022
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What are Furia Roja's chances of going all the way at the tournament in Qatar?

Spain's fortunes have fallen since they were kings of the world more than a decade ago.

Their only FIFA World Cup win came in 2010, between two European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012, as part of a period of complete dominance for La Roja on the international scene.

Powered by the talents of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona, Spain finally ended their long wait for a major international title in spectacular style. However, they have struggled to build on that in the following years, with an embarrassing group-stage exit at World Cup 2014.

A run to the semifinals of Euro 2020 last year was their best competition showing since 2012.

Luis Enrique's return as head coach after a period away following the tragic death of his daughter has reinjected confidence into Spain, with some of their old swagger also back, and they will be looking to offer a reminder of their place at the top table in Qatar.

Spain World Cup odds to win

Their now famous drop off since 2012 has impacted Spain's status amongst the leading betting candidates in recent tournaments, and they are considered to be slight outsiders in Qatar.

A solid World Cup qualifying campaign has steadied their ongoing momentum, and a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League finals has also offered a timely boost.

With this in mind, Ned’s has rated Spain’s prospects of World Cup glory at a $9 chance.

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Spain World Cup fixtures

Spain begin their Group E campaign against Costa Rica in Doha on November 23, before facing rivals Germany in Al Khor on November 27 and wrapping up the group stages against Japan in Al Rayyan on December 1.

La Roja have never faced Costa Rica or Japan before in competitive action, but a reunion with Germany holds fond memories for Spain.

Fernando Torres' winning goal saw them edge out a 1-0 victory against Germany in the final of Euro 2008 and Carles Puyol's memorable header clinched 1-0 semifinal win against Joachim Low's side in the 2010 World Cup.

Spain route to World Cup final

Spain looks set to fight it out with Germany to secure top spot in Group E, and that will determine their potential knockout-stage pathway.

Round of 16

If Spain win Group E they will take on the runners up of Group F, which looks to be a battle between Belgium and 2018 finalists Croatia.

Second place in Group E pairs them with the winners of Group F.

Quarterfinals

First or second place in Group E will decide which side of the draw Spain head into for the knockout stages.

Top spot in Group E could pair them with the winners of Group G, which looks likely to be tournament heavyweights Brazil.

Second place in the group could mean a clash with Iberian rivals Portugal, if Cristiano Ronaldo and his compatriots win Group H.

Semifinals

Either instance, of first or second place, brings the potential of a clash with England or France in the last four, but those two sides could also face each other in the last eight, if the draws falls that way.

Final

If Spain can repeat the trick of 2010, and reach the final, they are likely to face one of France or England, or potentially Argentina.