Spain andCzech Republic face off at the Municipal Stadium Toulouse for the European Championships (Euro 2016). The live streaming of the match will be telecast of the SonySIX network. Indian viewers can watch the Live Streaming of the match on SonyLiv.com at 6.30 pm IST. Spain are chasing a third successive title but have a lot of negativity surrounding the side during the buildup to the game. Czech Republic had a phenomenal Euro 2004. Can they come close to reaching those heights here? Also Read: EURO CUP 2016 schedule Also Read - Spain Declares Nationwide State of Emergency to Curb Second Wave of Coronavirus
There was a time when the Spanish midfielders made a lot of noise. Now, as it turns out, it is the goalkeeper conundrum that is grabbing headlines for the side and David de Gea, who was under a lot of scrutiny over the last couple of days is fit to start this game. Vicente del Bosque has been spoilt for options like never before and as rumours would have it, it will be De Gea who will be starting over World Cup and two-time Euro winning skipper, Iker Casillas in this encounter. Czech Republic also have their goalkeeper in the limelight and it is for the right reasons. Petr Cech will have to play out of his skin and deliver and knockout performance for the side to harbour any hopes of progressing from the group. They have a mountain to climb but the Spanish standards have dipped somewhat over the last three years. Also Read - In a Heartfelt Tribute, Spanish Mountaineer Names Peak After Uttarakhand IAS Officer; Here's the Reason Why
The last time Spain entered the competition, they were overwhelming favourites, a tag that they truly lived up to, winning the competition in some style. Spain are only one of the better teams here and it will take the new-look midfield to pull the strings like the way Xavi did in his pomp for the La Furia Roja to go far in the tournament. Will another survivor from Euro 2004, Thomas Rocisky, get a game? Spain have won their last three games that they have played against Czech Republic, including two in the Euro 2012 Qualifiers. Also Read - UK Travellers Arriving From Spain Ordered to go For Quarantine
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla).
Defenders: Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Hector Bellerin (Arsenal), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid).
Forwards: Pedro (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Arsenal), Tomas Vaclik (Basel), Tomas Koubek (Sparta Prague).
Defenders: Theodor Gebre Selassie (Werder Bremen), Pavel Kaderabek (Hoffenheim), David Limbersky (Viktoria Pilsen), Marek Suchy (Basel), Michal Kadlec (Sparta Prague), Tomas Sivok (Bursaspor), Roman Hubnik (Viktoria Pilsen), Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday)
Midfielders: Borek Dockal (Sparta Prague), Jiri Skalak (Brighton), Vladimir Darida (Hertha Berlin), Daniel Kolar (Viktoria Pilsen), Ladislav Krejci (Sparta Prague), Josef Sural (Sparta Prague), David Pavelka (Kasimpasa), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).
Forwards: Milan Skoda (Slavia Prague), Tomas Necid (Bursaspor), David Lafata (Sparta Prague)