Spain is back at the Women's World Cup and looking to get out of the group stage with Jennifer Hermoso leading this team in the final third. The midfielder/forward is a prolific attacker who will commands double teams, but Hermoso's ability to set up others will keep defenses on high alert. 

Spain finished second in Group B, going 1-1-1 in the group stage and edging China on goal differential. The team put up a fight in its round of 16 matchup against the United States, but Spain fell, 2-1, as Megan Rapinoe scored a penalty kick in the 76th minute.

For the tournament's full schedule, standings and more click here.

Here's the roster, the team's history at the Women's World Cup and more.


Goalkeepers: Sara Serrat (Sporting de Huelva), Catalina Thomas Coll (Collerense), Ana Vallés (Rayo Vallecano)

Defenders: Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Ivana Andrés (Levante), Marta Corredera (Levante), Ona Batlle (Levante), Celia Jiménez (Reign FC), Laia Aleixandri (Atlético Madrid), Rocio Gálvez (Real Betis), Eunate Arraiza (Athletic Bilbao)

Midfielders: Virginia Torrecilla (Montpellier), Damaris Egurrola (Athletic Bilbao), Irene Guerrero (Real Betis),Rosa Márquez (Real Betis),Sandra Hernández (Valencia), Nerea Eizagirre (Real Sociedad)

Forwards: Esther González (Atlético Madrid), Olga García (Atlético Madrid), Andrea S. Falcón, Lucía García (Athletic Bilbao), Eva Navarro (Levante), Alba Redondo (Albacete)

Competition history

World Cup appearances: Two
Best finish: Group stage, 2015
Last World Cup: 2015


Saturday, June 8
Spain 3, South Africa 1

Wednesday, June 12
Germany 1, Spain 0

Monday, June 17
China 0, Spain 0

Monday, June 23
United States 2, Spain 1

What to know

After not making the first six World Cups, Spain is back at the tournament after going in 2015. Jorge Vilda leads the way as coach, and he's been nominated for FIFA Women's World Coach of the Year three times. Vilda has won three European titles at the youth level with Spain and is now trying to lead the senior team to glory.  He'll likely go with Patricia Guijarro in the midfield, as the 21-year-old midfield can do it all from box to box. A tricky group but one Spain should advance from, and the Europeans are contender to get to the quarterfinals.

How to watch

You can watch the entire tournament on fuboTV (Try for free). 

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