Spain Olympics Soccer Team: How They'll Line Up Against Japan

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Spain Olympics Soccer Team: How They'll Line Up Against Japan
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Spain go into the men's Olympic football tournament as one of the hot favourites to win the gold. Only Brazil have slightly better odds among the bookies.

When the senior side is the reigning world and European champion, and both the Under-21s and Under-19s have also won the last tournament they each competed in, it's fair to say expectations are pretty high.

Even the withdrawal of Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara due to injury before the squad traveled to London could not lessen the expectations placed upon an 18-man roster that contains three players who won Euro 2012 less than four weeks ago.

Here is how Luis Milla's side could line up when they face Japan in Thursday's opening Group D fixture at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

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