Spain, playing all of its group matches in Seville, is two points behind leader Sweden and one behind Slovakia, which surprised everyone with an opening 2-1 win over last-place Poland before losing to Sweden 1-0.
Spain have played a goalless draw against Sweden and a 1-1 draw against Poland.
The biggest positive for Spain is return of their most experienced player Sergio Busquets.
Spain coach Luis Enrique hasn’t confirmed Busquets as a starter, but he had said the player was ready to play from the moment he rejoined the squad.
Slovakia have only one win in their six matches against Spain. The last win goes back to 2014 in a European Championship qualifier. This will be the first time that the two teams come face to face at a major tournament.
Winger Ivan Schranz is likely to miss this game for Slovakia while defender Denis Vavro is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.
With Euro 2020 last 16 berth at stake here are the few scenarios that all the teams in Group E will be aware of.
~ Slovakia only need a point from this game to assure themselves a berth in Last 16.
~ A point can see them finish atop of the table provided Sweden don’t win against Poland.
~ Spain need a win to advance into the next round.
~ Spain can still qualify if they draw and Poland is not able to beat Sweden.
~ There is also a possibility that Slovakia, Sweden and Poland can finish on 4 points each just to make things complicated
Head-to-Head: Spain has four wins and have drawn once against Slovakia. Slovakia has just one win against Spain.
Match and telecast details
Match: UEFA European Championship 2021, Group E match between Slovakia and Spain
Date: June 23 (Wednesday), 2021
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: La Cartuja Stadium, Seville
TV Channels: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: SonyLIV, Jio TV
Slovakia: Dubravka; Pekarik, Satka, Skriniar, Hubocan; Kucka, Hrosovsky; Haraslin, Hamsík, Mak; Duda
Spain: Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Pau Torres, Gaya; Llorente, Busquets, Thiago; Gerard Moreno, Morata, Traore
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