Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Buoyed by a historical 6-0 win over Germany, Spain will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Greece at Estadio Los Carmenes. La Furia Roja aim to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign in style, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Greeks. Barca rising star Pedri has received his first call-up for the national team, while Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been left out of the squad.
Athletic Club attacker Inaki Williams has been left out of the squad. Juve attacker Alvaro Morata is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. Greece, on the other hand, were producing fine displays in the UEFA Nations League, with the team finishing the process in second position in the standings. The Greeks, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Spain’s party in Granada.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Ramos):
Over the years Sergio Ramos has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. The Spanish footballer was born in Camas on 30 March, 1986 and he is a product of Sevilla’s youth academy. He made 39 league appearances for Sevilla and he played 26 games for the reserve team as well from 2003 to 2005.
In the summer of 2005 Sergio Ramos signed a deal with Real Madrid for a fee of €27 million and it has to be noted that he made 33 appearances for the capital club in the 2005/2006 La Liga campaign. The 183-cm-tall full back is capable of playing as a right back as well and, as a result, he often scores for Real Madrid.
Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and he has three La Liga titles with los Blancos. The Spanish defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with la Furia Roja, while clinching Euro 2008 and 2010 titles with the Spanish national team as well.
Highlighted Team (Greece):
Former European champions Greece played their first official match on April 7, 1929, with the team suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to Italy in Athens. The Greeks booked their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in 1994 for the first time ever, but they failed to impress at the showpiece tournament in United States of America.
The Galanolefki were eliminated in the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well, but they made it to the knockout stages of the tournament in Brazil four years later. However, the Greeks were more than unfortunate not to book their place in the quarter-finals as they were beaten by Costa Rica on penalties. However, Greece did remarkably well to win the 2004 European Championship and that is considered the national team’s biggest success.
Otto Rehhagel outplayed the likes of France and Czech Republic in the knockout stages to set up a meeting with hosts Portugal in the title game. Thanks to Angelos Charisteas’ goal 12 minutes into the second half Greece won the European Championship.