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Spain


Federation founded: 1913
FIFA member since: 1904

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - Second round exit
1938 - Did not participate
1950 - 4th place
1954 - Did not qualify
1958 - Did not qualify
1962 - First round exit
1966 - First round exit
1970 - Did not qualify
1974 - Did not qualify
1978 - First round exit
1982 - Second phase exit
1986 - Quarterfinal exit
1990 - Second round exit
1994 - Quarterfinal exit
1998 - First round exit
2002 - Quarterfinal exit
2006 - Second round exit

 
STATISTICS
Played
49
Won
22
Drawn
12
Lost
15
Goals for
80
Goals against
57
Points
78
Spain are 7th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
6-1 vs Bulgaria in 1998.
Biggest defeat:
1-6 vs Brazil in 1950.
Overall topscorers:
Raul, Estanislao Basora, Emilio Butragueño, Fernando Morientes and Fernando Hierro, 5 goals.
Most appearances:
Andoni Zubizarreta, 16 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
1982

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Emilio Butragueño
Andoni Zubizarreta
Estanislao Basora
Fernando Hierro

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1930

No qualifying rounds held. Teams 
were invited to take part, but SPAIN
chose not to participate.

1934

(WCQ Group 2)
11.Mar 34 SPAIN 9-0 Portugal 18.Mar 34 Portugal 1-2 SPAIN
SPAIN qualified for Italy 1934.

1938

SPAIN did not participate
in the qualifying rounds.

1950

(WCQ Group 6)
02.Apr 50 SPAIN 5-1 Portugal 09.Apr 50 Portugal 2-2 SPAIN
SPAIN qualified for Brazil 1950.

1954

(WCQ Group 6)
06.Jan 54 SPAIN 4-1 Turkey 14.Mar 54 Turkey 1-0 SPAIN
Play-off [in Rome (ITA)]
17.Mar 54 Turkey 2-2 SPAIN (Turkey won after drawing lots.)
SPAIN failed to qualify for Switzerland 1954.

1958

(UEFA Group 9)
10.Mar 57 SPAIN 2-2 Switzerland 08.May 57 Scotland 4-2 SPAIN 26.May 57 SPAIN 4-1 Scotland 24.Nov 57 Switzerland 1-4 SPAIN
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Scotland 4 3 0 1 10- 9 6 2.SPAIN 4 2 1 1 12- 8 5 3.Switzerland 4 0 1 3 6-11 1 SPAIN failed to qualify for Sweden 1958.

1962

(UEFA Group 9)
19.Apr 61 Wales 1-2 SPAIN 18.May 61 SPAIN 1-1 Wales
SPAIN needed to play off with the winner of Africa for one spot in the World Cup.
12.Nov 61 Morocco 0-1 SPAIN 23.Nov 61 SPAIN 3-2 Morocco
SPAIN qualified for Chile 1962.

1966

(UEFA Group 9)
05.May 65 Rep. of Ireland 1-0 SPAIN 27.Oct 65 SPAIN 4-1 Rep. of Ireland
Play-off [in Paris (FRA)]
10.Nov 65 SPAIN 1-0 Rep. of Ireland
SPAIN qualified for England 1966.

1970

(UEFA Group 6)
27.Oct 68 Yugoslavia 0-0 SPAIN 11.Dec 68 SPAIN 1-1 Belgium 23.Feb 69 Belgium 2-1 SPAIN 30.Apr 69 SPAIN 2-1 Yugoslavia 25.Jun 69 Finland 2-0 SPAIN 15.Oct 69 SPAIN 6-0 Finland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Belgium 6 4 1 1 14- 8 9 2.Yugoslavia 6 3 1 2 19- 7 7 3.SPAIN 6 2 2 2 10- 6 6 4.Finland 6 1 0 5 6-28 2 SPAIN failed to qualify for Mexico 1970.

1974

(UEFA Group 7)
19.Oct 72 SPAIN 2-2 Yugoslavia 17.Jan 73 Greece 2-3 SPAIN 21.Feb 73 SPAIN 3-1 Greece 21.Oct 73 Yugoslavia 0-0 SPAIN
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 4 2 2 0 8- 5 6 Yugoslavia 4 2 2 0 7- 4 6 3.Greece 4 0 0 4 5-11 0 Play-off [in Frankfurt (GER)]
13.Feb 74 Yugoslavia 1-0 SPAIN
SPAIN failed to qualify for West Germany 1974.

1978

(UEFA Group 8)
10.Oct 76 SPAIN 1-0 Yugoslavia 16.Apr 77 Romania 1-0 SPAIN 26.Oct 77 SPAIN 2-0 Romania 30.Nov 77 Yugoslavia 0-1 SPAIN
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 4 3 0 1 4- 1 6 2.Romania 4 2 0 2 7- 8 4 3.Yugoslavia 4 1 0 3 6- 8 2 SPAIN qualified for Argentina 1978.

1982

SPAIN qualified automatically
as host nation.

1986

(UEFA Group 7)
17.Oct 84 SPAIN 3-0 Wales 14.Nov 84 Scotland 3-1 SPAIN 27.Feb 85 SPAIN 1-0 Scotland 30.Apr 85 Wales 3-0 SPAIN 12.Jun 85 Iceland 1-2 SPAIN 25.Sep 85 SPAIN 2-1 Iceland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 6 4 0 2 9- 8 8 2.Scotland 6 3 1 2 8- 4 7 3.Wales 6 3 1 2 7- 6 7 4.Iceland 6 1 0 5 4-10 2 SPAIN qualified for Mexico 1986.

1990

(UEFA Group 6)
16.Nov 88 SPAIN 2-0 Rep. of Ireland 21.Dec 88 SPAIN 4-0 Northern Ireland 22.Jan 89 Malta 0-2 SPAIN 08.Feb 89 Northern Ireland 0-2 SPAIN 23.Mar 89 SPAIN 4-0 Malta 26.Apr 89 Rep. of Ireland 1-0 SPAIN 11.Oct 89 Hungary 2-2 SPAIN 15.Nov 89 SPAIN 4-0 Hungary
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 8 6 1 1 20- 3 13 2.Rep. of Ireland 8 5 2 1 10- 2 12 3.Hungary 8 2 4 2 8-12 8 4.Northern Ireland 8 2 1 5 6-12 5 5.Malta 8 0 2 6 3-18 2 SPAIN qualified for Italy 1990.

1994

(UEFA Group 3)
22.Apr 92 SPAIN 3-0 Albania 23.Sep 92 Latvia 0-0 SPAIN 14.Oct 92 Northern Ireland 0-0 SPAIN 18.Nov 92 SPAIN 0-0 Rep. of Ireland 16.Dec 92 SPAIN 5-0 Latvia 24.Feb 93 SPAIN 5-0 Lithuania 31.Mar 93 Denmark 1-0 SPAIN 28.Apr 93 SPAIN 3-1 Northern Ireland 02.Jun 93 Lithuania 0-2 SPAIN 22.Sep 93 Albania 1-5 SPAIN 13.Oct 93 Rep. of Ireland 1-3 SPAIN 17.Nov 93 SPAIN 1-0 Denmark
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 12 8 3 1 27- 4 19 2.Rep. of Ireland 12 7 4 1 19- 6 18 3.Denmark 12 7 4 1 15- 2 18 4.Northern Ireland 12 5 3 4 14-13 13 5.Lithuania 12 2 3 7 8-21 7 6.Latvia 12 0 5 7 4-21 5 7.Albania 12 1 2 9 6-26 4 SPAIN qualified for USA 1994.

1998

(UEFA Group 6)
04.Sep 96 Faroe Islands 2-6 SPAIN 09.Oct 96 Czech Republic 0-0 SPAIN 13.Nov 96 SPAIN 4-1 Slovakia 14.Dec 96 SPAIN 2-0 Yugoslavia 18.Dec 96 Malta 0-3 SPAIN 12.Feb 97 SPAIN 4-0 Malta 30.Apr 97 Yugoslavia 1-1 SPAIN 08.Jun 97 SPAIN 1-0 Czech Republic 24.Sep 97 Slovakia 1-2 SPAIN 11.Oct 97 SPAIN 3-1 Faroe Islands
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 10 8 2 0 26- 6 26 2.Yugoslavia 10 7 2 1 29- 7 23 3.Czech Republic 10 5 1 4 16- 6 16 4.Slovakia 10 5 1 4 18-14 16 5.Faroe Islands 10 2 0 8 10-31 6 6.Malta 10 0 0 10 2-37 0 SPAIN qualified for France 1998.

2002

(UEFA Group 7)
02.Sep 00 Bosnia-Herce. 1-2 SPAIN 07.Oct 00 SPAIN 2-0 Israel 11.Oct 00 Austria 1-1 SPAIN 24.Mar 01 SPAIN 5-0 Liechtenstein 02.Jun 01 SPAIN 4-1 Bosnia Herce. 06.Jun 01 Israel 1-1 SPAIN 01.Sep 01 SPAIN 4-0 Austria 05.Sep 01 Liechtenstein 0-2 SPAIN
P W D L Gls Pts 1.SPAIN 8 6 2 0 21- 4 20 2.Austria 8 4 3 1 10- 8 15 3.Israel 8 3 3 2 11- 7 12 4.Bosnia Herce. 8 2 2 4 12-12 8 5.Liechtenstein 8 0 0 8 0-23 0 SPAIN qualified for Korea/Japan 2002.

2006

(UEFA Group 7)
08.Sep 04 Bosnia-Herce. 1-1 SPAIN 09.Oct 04 SPAIN 2-0 Belgium 13.Oct 04 Lithuania 0-0 SPAIN 09.Feb 05 SPAIN 5-0 San Marino 30.Mar 05 Serbia & Mont. 0-0 SPAIN 04.Jun 05 SPAIN 1-0 Lithuania 08.Jun 05 SPAIN 1-1 Bosnia-Herce. 07.Sep 05 SPAIN 1-1 Serbia & Mont. 08.Oct 05 Belgium 0-2 SPAIN 12.Oct 05 San Marino 0-6 SPAIN
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Serbia/Montenegro 10 6 4 0 16- 1 22 2.SPAIN 10 5 5 0 19- 3 20 3.Bosnia/Herzegovina 10 4 4 2 12- 9 16 4.Belgium 10 3 3 4 16-11 12 5.Lithuania 10 2 4 4 8- 9 10 6.San Marino 10 0 0 10 2-40 0 SPAIN advanced to UEFA play-offs.
12.Nov 05 SPAIN 5-1 Slovakia 16.Nov 05 Slovakia 1-1 SPAIN
SPAIN qualified for Germany 2006.

 

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