Spain played and won everything there was to win with some of Europe’s biggest clubs and with the Spanish national team, where he was a prominent member of the golden generation that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and UEFA EURO 2008 and 2012.
And in his first season since hanging up his boots, Xabi Alonso has been putting his time to good use, having just completed a coaching course. And like all good football fans, he is counting down the days to the start of Russia 2018.
Match: Spain vs Tunisia
Competition: International Match
Kick-off time: 19:45 (UK time)
Stadium: Stadion FK Krasnodar
Spain vs Tunisia live stream details: Bet365 are showing on Spain vs Tunisia on Saturday June 9, 2018 via their live streaming service.
Spain vs Tunisia live streaming match details
Spain and Tunisia play their final match before the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.
Both nations have already landed in Russia. This will be their first match since arriving.
Will Spain win the 2018 World Cup?
Along with Germany and Brazil, Spain are definitely in the bracket for potential winners this summer.
They arguably have the best goalie in the world with David De Gea. Sergio Ramos, arguably the best defender in the world, marshals a superb back four.
The midfield is packed full of talent, plus this is Andres Iniesta’s swan-song. And no defender in the world wants to face Diego Costa.
Spain are also on a 19-match unbeaten run. During that period, Spain wiped the floor against Italy in a World Cup qualifier as Isco scored twice in a 3-0 win.
More recently, Spain demolished Argentina 6-1 in a friendly which revealed a huge gulf between the teams.
Tunisia will be hoping to get out of their group at the World Cup.
They have been pooled with England, Belgium and Panama. Considering how England have fared in recent competitions, could Tunisia pip them to a top two finish?
Tunisia are on a nine match unbeaten run.
Spain 2018 World Cup squad
David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao).
Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid).
Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid).
Tunisia 2018 World Cup squad
Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Moez Hassen (Chateauroux, France), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten, Saudi Arabia).
Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City, England), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa, Turkey), Dylan Bronn (Gent, Belgium), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon, France), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly, Egypt), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek, Egypt).
Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Al Ahli Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine Khaoui (Troyes, France), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier, France), Naim Sliti (Dijon, France), Bassem Srarfi (Nice, France).
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ittifaq, Saudi Arabia), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes, France).
Spain and Tunisia will be kick off their last FIFA International warm-up match before starting their campaign in FIFA World Cup 2018.
Move over Spain 2014, this 2018 team is enjoying a 19-match unbeaten streak and will surely head into the 2018 FIFA World Cup as one of the hot favourites. Meanwhile, in their road to Russia, they defeated Italy 3-0, Argentina 6-1, and in their last match, they drew against Switzerland 1-1. This hence is an important game for them as they want to taste victory before the big event.
Both nations have already landed in Russia and this will be their first match since arriving.
Here is all you need to know about the FIFA International Friendly:
When is the FIFA International Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia going to be played?
The FIFA International Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia is going to be played on 10th June 2018.
Where is the FIFA International Friendly between FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia is going to be played?
The FIFA International Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia is going to be played at the Krasnodar Stadium on Sunday (IST).
When does the FIFA International Friendly between FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia start?
The FIFA International Friendly between FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia match starts at 12:15 AM IST (On Sunday).
Which channels will show the FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia coverage?
The match will be aired on Sony Ten 2, but there is no official word on it.
Where can you live stream the FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia?
The FIFA Friendly between Spain vs Tunisia
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