2010 World Cup winners Spain were ousted in the group stages of the competition in 2014. Furthermore, the La Roja failed to retain their European Championships (2016) crown as well.

As far as their starting XI for the World Cup 2018 is concerned, David De Gea should be the first name on the team sheet.

The Manchester United star is arguably the best goalie in the world.

In the back line, the likes of Dani Carvajal and Jordi Alba should start in the fullback positions. In the central defense, Barcelona star Gerard Pique should start with skipper Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Busquets has always been brilliant for the national side and he should start in the defensive midfield position for Spain. Ahead of the Barca star, Thiago Alcantara and David Silva should start in the center of the park.

As far as the attack is concerned, Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa should start as the lone center forward up front and

Behind the former Chelsea man, we can expect Real Madrid stars like Isco and Asensio to start out wide.

Here is Spain’s strongest possible XI for the World Cup.

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