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Spain vs Sweden, Euro 2020: Live blog, updates, highlights

Join us for La Roja’s Euro 2020 debut!

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It’s time for Spain’s Euro 2020 debut! La Roja begin their journey in the European Championships with a home match against Sweden in Seville, and despite not having the mighty Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of injury, this is still a good, tough team that can cause plenty of problems.

Barcelona legend Luis Enrique picks two current Barça players in the starting XI as Jordi Alba plays and captains the side at left-back and Pedri gets the nod in midfield, and we’ll also get to look at Aymeric Laporte who may or may not join the Blaugrana this summer. The big surprise in the Spain lineup is Marcos Llorente starting at right-back over César Azpilicueta.

Here we go!


Competition/Round: Euro 2020, Group E, Matchday 1

Date/Time: Monday, June 14, 2021, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Tuesday)

Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville, Spain

Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)


How to watch on TV: ESPN (USA), BBC One (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), others

How to watch online: ESPN+, FuboTV (USA), others



Starting XI: Simón; M. Llorente, Laporte, Pau Torres, Alba (c); Koke, Rodri, Pedri; F. Torres, Morata, Olmo (4-3-3)

Bench: De Gea (GK), Sánchez (GK), D. Llorente, García, Azpilicueta, Gayà, Thiago, Fabián, Sarabia, Oyarzabal, Adama, Gerard


Starting XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelöf, Danielson, Augustinsson; Olsson, Ekdal; Larsson (c), Forsberg; Berg, Isak (4-2-2-2)

Bench: Johnsson (GK), Nordfeldt (GK), Bengtsson, Svensson, Helander, Sema, Krafth, Claesson, Jansson, Quaison, Larsson, Cajuste


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