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Spain v Albania: Line-ups confirmed for final Group B clash in Dusseldorf

2008 and 2012 winners make 10 changes for final group game

Spain have rung the changes for their final Group B game against Albania, having already sealed top spot in the group.

Luis De La Fuente has made 10 changes from the side which overcame Italy in their second game, with former Man City defender Aymeric Laporte the only player to keep his place. Arsenal keeper David Raya has been handed a rare start in place of Unai Simon.

Albania have given Italy and Croatia a real scare, taking the lead in both their group games so far.

Though they have only claimed a solitary point from their opening two games, courtesy of a last-gasp leveller against Croatia, they can still qualify for the Round of 16.

They need a win in Dusseldorf tonight coupled with a Croatian win over Italy to stand any chance of qualifying in runners-up spot, though a win might well be enough to send them through even if Italy win, given the best four of the six third-placed teams also go through.

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Alex Hoad

Alex has more than 15 years' experience in sports journalism and has reported on multiple Olympics, World Cups and European Championships in additional to Champions League, Europa League and domestic football.

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