World Cup 2022 briefing: will Spain and Germany hit heights on day four? | World Cup 2022

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While he doesn’t shy away from confrontation – and certainly doesn’t select his team based on what will make him popular with the Real Madrid hierarchy – Luis Enrique has saved himself a lot of grief by bringing Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio to this World Cup. At Euro 2020, he named a squad which, in a first for Spain at a major tournament, didn’t include a single Madrid player.

Despite the fact some of them, most notably Sergio Ramos, had been hampered by injury, many of Madrid’s cheerleaders cried conspiracy and accused the coach of being…


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