La Roja will not have an easy rival if they certify the classification. In the next round, Morocco, Croatia or Belgium would await him
Spain will have to suffer a true ordeal if it wants to reach the World Cup final. Although La Roja has not mathematically sealed the classification, it already knows the identity of the possible rivals that it will cross on the way.
The overwhelming 7-0 victory against Costa Rica and the draw achieved against Germany, leave La Roja one point away from certifying the pass to the round of 16 and, barring a victory for Costa Rica or a defeat against Japan, as first in the group.
The crosses, which are defined from the draw, leave Spain a difficult path. In the next round they will face off against Morocco, Croatia or Belgium, the only three teams left standing in Group F of the World Cup after Canada’s elimination.
Camino de España in Qatar
round of 16: A priori, the rival will come out of the goal difference between Morocco and Croatia. Belgium would need to win to play the round of 16. The team led by Luka Modric is the current runner-up in the world and the Belgian was in third position in Russia.
Quarter finals: If Spain manages to pass first in the group and surpasses the crossing of the round of 16, the rival in the quarterfinals could be the almighty Brazil.
Semifinals: Eliminating Brazil would be a milestone, but standing in the final after leaving Messi on the road would be even more so. If Argentina and Spain certify their pass as the first group, they will go the same way. Both could meet in the semifinals if they eliminate the Netherlands and Brazil along the way.
Final: Feared teams like Portugal, France, England or Germany would not face Spain until the World Cup final.