Spain take on Nigeria in a Group B fixture of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil on Sunday 23 June. The world champions have already sealed their place in the semi-finals after beating the other two teams in the group, Uruguay and Tahiti, who face each other in the remaining fixture of the group stage of the competition.

Vicente del Bosque

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage will be available on BBC Three. Follow the match live, via real time Internet updates, on the Confederations Cup website.


Vicente del Bosque's side top the group table after winning their first two games, against Uruguay (2-1) and Tahiti (10-0).

In the Tahiti game, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres bagged four goals and missed a penalty, while Barcelona frontman David Villa grabbed a hat-trick. Spain have not been beaten for nearly two years.

The World Champions are favourites to win the tie, and victory will see them extend their lead at the top of the table at least by three points. Spain are currently leading Group B with six points from two games, followed by Nigeria in second and Uruguay in third with three points. Tahiti occupy the bottom spot.

Meanwhile, Nigeria come into this game after a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay earlier this week. Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel equalised for the African side before Diego Forlan's second-half strike. Stephen Keshi's side strolled to a 6-0 victory over Tahiti in their opening game.

The Super Eagles' semi-finals hopes hinge on tonight's result. If Uruguay beat Tahiti, they draw level on points with Nigeria and the team with the superior goal difference will go thorugh to the last four.

John Obi Mikel

Team Form


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
    • Last Result: Spain 10-0 Tahiti


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W D W
    • Last Result: Nigeria 1-2 Uruguay

Team News

Gerard Pique

Spain are likely to make some changes to the team that hammered Tahiti 10-0. Real Madrid star Iker Casillas is likely to replace Liverpool stopper Pepe Reina in goal. The strike duo of Fernando Torres and David Villa may be rested with Roberto Soldado playing as a lone striker.

The Barcelona trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets could be reunited in del Bosque's midfield.

Probable Line-Up: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Pedro, Fabregas; Soldado

Keshi has few concerns. Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is out with a knee injury, while wideman Nnamdi Oduamadi remains doubtful after picking up a knock in the last game. Brown Ideye is likely to lead Nigeria's attack.

Probable Line-Up: Enyeama; Ambrose, Omeruo, Oboabona, Echiejile; Ogu, Mikel, Ogude; Musa, Babatunde; Ideye