The outright favourite to win gold in Japan, big things are expected for a Spain squad littered with top-class European talent.
Six of La Roja’s squad that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 have been picked for the Spanish Olympic squad, including Eric Garcia, Mikel Oyarzabal and Pedri González. Unlike other clubs, those representing La Liga sides have been given the green light to compete in this summer’s tournament, making Spain the favourite.
Spain have only ever won the Olympic gold medal once, seeing off Poland at the Camp Nou during their home games in 1992. A team containing Abelardo Fernández, Pep Guardiola and current senior squad manager, Luis Enrique came from behind twice to win the final 3-2.
Argentina, Egypt and Australia await in the group stage for Spain, who are priced at 9/4 to go all the way and win the gold medal.