Spain vs Switzerland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

La Roja will be looking for revenge when they take on the Swiss as the two sides begin their World Cup preparations on Sunday

Spain and Switzerland will be determined to get their World Cup preparations off to a strong start when they meet in Sunday's friendly.

The sides play just two friendlies each before they travel to Russia to begin their campaign, and coaches Julen Lopetegui and Vladimir Petkovic will get the chance to see what shape their sides are in the game in Villarreal.

Both teams picked up big wins in their most recent games, however, as La Roja beat Argentina 6-1 in March, while Switzerland beat Panama 6-0.

Julen Lopetegui's men will be high in confidence as the big favourites, but Switzerland will be determined to rise to the challenge before they take on Brazil, Costa Rica and Serbia.

Game Spain vs Switzerland
Date Sunday, June 3
Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched on the Spanish language channel ESPN Deportes and online via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN Deportes WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Football.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Football Sky Sports Go

Squads & Team News

Position Spain players
Goalkeepers De Gea, Kepa, Reina
Defenders Odriozola, Azpilicueta, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Nacho, Monreal, Carvajal
Midfielders Iniesta, Koke, Thiago, Isco, Asensio, Busquets, Saul, Lucas Vazquez, 
Forwards Rodrigo, Diego Costa, Aspas, Silva

Mikel Oyarzabal, Inaki Williams and Unai Nunez were dropped from the Roja's training camp on Friday and will not be travelling to Russia. 

More worryingly for Spain, Dani Carvajal is unavailable after picking up an injury in the Champions League final.

Potential Spain starting XI: De Gea, Odriozola, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Thiago, Isco, Busquets, Vazquez, Asensio, Costa.

Position Switzerland players
Goalkeepers Burki, Kobel, Mvoho, Sommer
Defenders Akanji, Djourou, Elvedi, Lang, Lichtsteinder, Moubandje, Rodriguez, Schar, Widmer
Midfielders Behrami, Dzemaili, E. Fernandes, G Fernandes, Freuler, Xhaka, Zakaria, Zuber
Forwards Gavranovic, Seferovic, Embolo, Drmic, Shaqiri

After the revelation that Admir Mehmedi will miss the World Cup, Granit Xhaka's injury during training on Thursday raised grave concerns over the midfielder's campaign.

However, the Swiss breathed a sigh of relief the following day when an MRI scan revealed it is not serious, though he is unlikely to start on Sunday.

Potential Switzerland starting XI: Burki, Lang, Elvedi, Djourou, Moubandje, Schar, G Fernandes, Embolo, Dzemaili, Zuber, Gavranovic.

Betting & Match Odds

Spain are 3/10 favourites to win the match with dabblebet while Switzerland are 9/1 and a draw is available at 7/2.

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Match Preview

Julen Lopetegui Spain

Spain will be hoping to ride the wave of enthusiasm generated from the release of their official World Cup song on Friday.

Julen Lopetegui's men have underwhelmed in recent competitions as their golden era has come to an end, but they hope they have turned a corner under their current boss.

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La Roja have not lost a game since the 2-0 defeat to Italy that saw them crash out of Euro 2016, but will be wary of a repeat of their last game against Switzerland.

The Nati won the last meeting 1-0 as Spain went crashing out four years ago and they, too, have been in excellent form since then, finishing level on points with Portugal in their World Cup qualifying group this year and the European champions are the only team to get the better of them since mid-2016.

The two teams have just one more friendly to contend with after Sunday's match before the competition begins in Russia, meaning the players will be desperate to impress and enhance their chances of starting in the big tournament.