Spain should have no problem kicking off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory, as they host minnows Liechtenstein in León on Monday. Julen Lopetegui's side head into the match on the back of a solid 2-0 friendly win away in Belgium, with the transition from former boss Vicente del Bosque looking so far seamless. It'd be a big surprise if they didn't notch a handful of goals en route to victory.
Lopetegui has been tasked with bringing through the next generation of Spanish talents, and he hasn't been afraid of switching things up. Iker Casillas, Juanfran, Cesc Fàbregas and Pedro have all been omitted from the squad, while Andrés Iniesta is sidelined through injury. The younger generation -- featuring the likes of Thiago Alcântara, Saúl Ñíguez and Marco Asensio -- looks set to gradually take the reins and will play much more prominently in the qualifying campaign.
Just to emphasize the magnitude of Liechtenstein's task: they head into this game having lost all but two of the fixtures they've played since last March. The matches they didn't lose were draws to Moldova and Gibraltar. Their last victory came over a year ago, when they scraped a 1-0 friendly win over San Marino in Eschen.
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US - English); UniMás, Univision Deportes (US - Spanish); Sportsnet World (Canada); TVE La 1 (Spain)
Match date/time: Monday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
Venue: Estadio Municipal Reino de León, León, Spain