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Spain



Federation founded: 1913
FIFA member since: 1904
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red with yellow borders
Nicknames: La Furia Roja (The red fury), La Roja
World Cups qualified for: 14 (of 20)
Best results: Champions 2010

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 59 W 29 D 12 L 18 GF 92 GA 66 Pts 99
Spain are 5th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1938 Did not enter
1950 Final group 4 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1966 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Second phase 12 Squad Hosts
1986 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1998 First round 17 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Round of 16 9 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Champions 1 Squad Qualifiers
2014 First round 23 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions 2010
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1950
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1934, 1986, 1994, 2002
Biggest win 6-1 vs Bulgaria 1998
Biggest loss 1-6 vs Brazil 1950
Most wins in a row 6
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 10
Longest run without win 4
Longest run qualifying 10 (1978 - )
Longest run not qualifying 2
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 2 losses
SPA vs Europe W14 - D5 - L12
SPA vs South America W6 - D4 - L5
SPA vs Asia W3 - D2 - L0
SPA vs Africa W3 - D0 - L1
SPA vs N/C America W3 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Iker Casillas 17 2002-14
Andoni Zubizarreta 16 1986-98
Xavi Hernandez 15 2002-14
Carles Puyol 14 2002-10
Fernando Torres 14 2006-14
Xabi Alonso 13 2006-14
Sergio Ramos 13 2006-14

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
David Villa 9 2006-14
Emilio Butragueño 5 1986-90
Raul Gonzalez 5 1998-06
Fernando Hierro 5 1994-02
Fernando Morientes 5 1998-02
Estanislao Basora 4 1950
Michel 4 1986-90
Fernando Torres 4 2006-14
Telmo Zarra 4 1950


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R Brazil W 3-1 QF Italy [aet] D 1-1 Italy [replay] L 0-1 1950 1R United States W 3-1 1R Chile W 2-0 1R England W 1-0 FG Uruguay D 2-2 FG Brazil L 1-6 FG Sweden L 1-3 1962 1R Czechoslovakia L 0-1 1R Mexico W 1-0 1R Brazil L 1-2 1966 1R Argentina L 1-2 1R Switzerland W 2-1 1R West Germany L 1-2 1978 1R Austria L 1-2 1R Brazil D 0-0 1R Sweden W 1-0 1982 1R Honduras D 1-1 1R Yugoslavia W 2-1 1R Northern Ireland L 0-1 2Ph West Germany L 1-2 2Ph England D 0-0 1986 1R Brazil L 0-1 1R Northern Ireland W 2-1 1R Algeria W 3-0 2R Denmark W 5-1 QF Belgium [4-5 ap] D 1-1 1990 1R Uruguay D 0-0 1R South Korea W 3-1 1R Belgium W 2-1 2R Yugoslavia [aet] L 1-2 1994 1R South Korea D 2-2 1R Germany D 1-1 1R Bolivia W 3-1 2R Switzerland W 3-0 QF Italy L 1-2 1998 1R Nigeria L 2-3 1R Paraguay D 0-0 1R Bulgaria W 6-1 2002 1R Slovenia W 3-1 1R Paraguay W 3-1 1R South Africa W 3-2 2R Rep. of Ireland [3-2 ap] D 1-1 QF South Korea [3-5 ap] D 0-0 2006 1R Ukraine W 4-0 1R Tunisia W 3-1 1R Saudi Arabia W 1-0 2R France L 1-3 2010 1R Switzerland L 0-1 1R Honduras W 2-0 1R Chile W 2-1 2R Portugal W 1-0 QF Paraguay W 1-0 SF Germany W 1-0 F Netherlands [aet] W 1-0 2014 1R Netherlands L 1-5 1R Chile L 0-2 1R Australia W 3-0

 

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