Spain will play El Salvador on Saturday as the reigning World Cup champions look to finalize their preparations for Brazil 2014, which starts next week. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Univision network or online through free live stream (details below).
Spain will be up against it to retain their World Cup title this year, and it would be a massive achievement for them to come to South America and win the World Cup in a continent where conditions are much more fitting for the Latin American teams such as hosts Brazil and Argentina.
Today Spain will face El Salvador – an opposition seemingly chosen not to provide any real test for the European team, but more of a team they can practice their formation and game plan against.
Realistically this should be an extremely easy run out for Spain, and the World and European champs will be looking to just give all their players a good run out and make sure the starting 11 are connecting well and moving to find space well.
Today's game takes place in Maryland, which has a large Salvadoran population, who will no doubt be out in full force to see their team take on Spain. That should at least give the game a good atmosphere and could inspire the El Salvador team to push Spain and provide a slightly sterner test than expected.
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has been battling an injury, but ahead of today's game reports have claimed he is almost back to fitness and he is likely to get a run out today. If he can make match fitness he is likely to be Spain's starting striker when the World Cup starts.
Spain will play El Salvador on Saturday with a start time of 4 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the Univision network or online through free live stream by clicking here.