Spain is the reigning World Cup champions, having defeated the Netherlands in the Final in South Africa. Now the two teams are paired together in Group B of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Both teams are considered contenders for the title this time around, though possibly neither are considered favorites. Still no one would be surprised to see either of the teams going deep into the tournament.
How do you think they’ll do in their group? Think they have a shot of advancing out of the group and into the round of 16? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Friday, June 13
3 p.m.: Spain vs. Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN)
Wednesday, June 18
3 p.m.: Spain vs. Chile at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN)
Monday, June 23
Noon: Australia vs. Spain at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN)
And should they advance to the knock out round, or “round of 16,” they’d play in one of the following two games depending on whether they finished first in their group (1A) or second (2A).
Saturday, June 28
Noon: 1A vs. 2B at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ABC)
Sunday, June 29
Noon: 1B vs. 2A at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)