Vicente del Bosque has a job most managers would jump at. The World Cup-winning coach took over the Spain national team just after it had swept to victory at the 2008 European Championships, where Luis Aragones' project to dispense with the old guard reaped its reward.
Aragones decided earlier in his reign to change the way Spain played, by fielding what he described as "the little men." Raul was left out of a major international tournament for the first time in 10 years and tiki-taka entered the soccer lexicon as Spain ended its 44-year wait for a major international trophy.
But Del Bosque is not one to rest on his laurels and has been steadily bringing through a younger crop since Spain's victorious run in South Africa. Here are five players that will give the veteran coach a pleasant selection headache in 2013.