Spain

Spain

World Cup 2014 Spain National Team

World Cup 2014 Spain National Team

  • FIFA country code: ESP
  • FIFA member since: 1914
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)
  • In English: Royal Spanish Football Federation
  • Association founded: 1909
  • Most caps: Iker Casillas (+152 and still counting)
  • Top scorer: David Villa (+56 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-1 Spain in Italy ’34
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: José Iraragorri (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: David Villa (8)

World Cup 2014 Spain National Team Logo

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World Cup 2014 Spain National Team Logo

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World Cup 2014 Spain National Team

World Cup 2014 Spain Schedule Group B

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
3 13/06 16:00 Salvador World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
4 13/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile Australia World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team
19 18/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team
20 18/06 13:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
35 23/06 13:00 Curitiba World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Spain World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team
36 23/06 13:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team

Spain is the 18th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazilon the 15th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Georgia which ended in a 2-1 win. Álvaro Negredo and Juan Mata scored the 2 goals for Spain. A draw would also be enough to qualify. France is a close 2nd since they lost 1 match, but Spain lost 0 matches. Due to the win, the World Cup 2014 Spain national team qualified automatically and secured their number 1 spot in group I.

 

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain
World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands
World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile
World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia

 

World Cup 2014 Spain Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Spain national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
Iker Casillas
Pepe Reina
David de Gea
Sergio Ramos
Gerard Piqué
Raúl Albiol
Jordi Alba
Juanfran
César Azpilicueta
Xavi Hernández
Xabi Alonso
Andrés Iniesta
Cesc Fàbregas
David Silva
Sergio Busquets
Santi Cazorla
Juan Mata
Javi Martínez
Koke
Fernando Torres
David Villa
Pedro Rodríguez
Diego Costa

Head Coach: Vicente del Bosque (Spanish)
Captain: Iker Casillas

World Cup 2014 Spain National Team Jerseys

Spain home and away jerseys by Adidas

Spain World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 13

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GS
GA
1934 Quarter-Finals 5 3 1 1 1 4 3
1950 Semi-Finals 4 6 3 1 2 10 12
1962 Group Stage 13 3 1 0 2 2 3
1966 Group Stage 10 3 1 0 2 4 5
1978 Group Stage 10 3 1 1 1 2 2
1982 Second Round 12 5 1 2 2 4 5
1986 Quarter-Finals 7 5 3 1 1 11 4
1990 Round of 16 10 4 2 1 1 6 4
1994 Quarter-Finals 8 5 2 2 1 10 6
1998 Group Stage 17 3 1 1 1 8 4
2002 Quarter-Finals 5 5 3 2 0 10 5
2006 Round of 16 9 4 3 0 1 9 4
2010 Champions 1 7 6 0 1 8 2
Best/Total Champions 1 56 28 12 16 88 59

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

2010 – Final: This was the first time Spain reached and won a Final. They defeated the Netherlands with 1-0 in extra time.

Worst Performance

1962 – Group stage: Although Spain had almost the same results in the 1966 World Cup, they did finish on the 3rd place in group 2. In Chile ’62 however, Spain finished on the last position in group 3.

Did You Know Spain:

  • Has the following nicknames: La Furia Roja (The Red Fury), La Furia (The Fury), La Furia Española (The Spanish Fury) and La Roja (The Red)
  • Is rivals with PortugalItaly and France
  • Is the 8th country to win a World Cup
  • Is known for its tiki taka play style popularized since the 2006 World Cup, which is characterized by short passing and movement and is an ‘upgrade’ of the Dutch Total Footballinvented in the 70s
  • Became the first European country to win a World Cup outside Europe
  • is the only European country to not have won a World Cup on home soil
  • Played against Italy in 1934 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played the first World Cup match which ended in a draw (against Italy 1-1 in 1934)
  • Winger Martí Ventolrà who played in the 1934 World Cup, has a son José Vantolrá who played in the 1970 World Cup for Mexico
  • Was unable to participate in the 1938 World Cup qualifications due to the Spanish Civil War which started in 1936
  • Midfielder José Gonzalvo Falcón and his brother Juan Gonzalvo Falcón played together in the 1950 World Cup
  • Left winger Vicente Asensi played in the 1950 Word Cup and his son Juan Manuel Asensi played in the 1978 World Cup
  • Forward Alfredo Di Stéfano who never participated in a World Cup,helped Spain to qualify for the 1962 World Cup, but suffered a muscular injury just before the World Cup started
  • Defender Manuel Sanchís Martínez played in the 1966 World Cup and his son Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo played in the 1990 World Cup
  • Goalkeeper Miguel Reina played in the 1966 World Cup and his son Pepe Reina played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup
  • Midfielder Miguel Ángel Alonso played in the 1982 World Cup and his son Xabi Alonso played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup
  • Midfielder Luís Enrique was elbowed viciously by Italian Mauro Tassotti who got suspended for 8 matches by FIFA after reviewing this 1994 World Cup Round of 16 match
  • Legendary goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta who played 4 World Cups, scored an unfortunate own goal in the 1998 World Cup group match against Nigeria, which is partly the reason why Spain was eliminated
  • Played a controversial World Cup 2002 Quarter-Final matchagainst South Korea where 2 goals were disallowed by the referee
  • Played against France in 2006 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played against Portugal in 2010 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Is the only country in World Cup history to have lost the opening match in a World Cup (2010) before ultimately winning the Final
  • Only reached another Semi-Final in a World Cup (2010) after the 1950 World Cup
  • Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is the 3rd goalkeeper to have only conceded 2 goals before becoming World Cup champion in 2010
  • Won the 2010 World Cup with only 8 goals scored in total, a record low amount
  • Won the 2010 World Cup with having only 2 goals conceded, a record low amount
  • Trainer Vicente del Bosque is the first trainer to be included in a World Cup All-Star team
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Spain has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Curitiba, Paraná during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

When
What
Who
1934 All-Star Team Ricardo Zamora
Jacinto Quincoces
Leonardo Cilaurren
1950 Bronze Boot (4 goals) Estanislao Basora
Telmo Zarra
1950 All-Star Team José Parra
1986 Slver Boot (5 goals) Emilio Butragueño
1986 All-Star Team Emilio Butragueño
1990 Bronze Boot (4 goals) Míchel
2002 All-Star Team Fernando Hierro
2006 FIFA Fair Play Trophy Spain
2010 FIFA Fair Play Trophy Spain
2010 Bronze Ball David Villa
2010 Silver Boot (5 goals) David Villa
2010 Golden Glove Award Iker Casillas
2010 All-Star Team Iker Casillas
Sergio Ramos
Carles Puyol
Andrés Iniesta
Xavi
David Villa
Vicente del Bosque

Curious which place FIFA gave Spain in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Spain has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Spain in Action

Spain Defeats USA With 3-1 – 1950 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Yugoslavia With 2-1 – 1982 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Northern Ireland With 1-2 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Denmark With 1-5 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Belgium With 1-2 – 1990 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Bolivia With 1-3 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Switzerland With 3-0 in the Round of 16 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Paraguay With 3-1 – 2002 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Ireland With 3-2 in the Round of 16 – 2002 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Ukrain With 4-0 – 2006 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Portugal With 1-0 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Paraguay With 0-1 in the Quarter-Final – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats Germany With 0-1 in the Semi-Final – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Spain Defeats the Netherlands With 0-1 in the Final – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Spain Qualified For World Cup Brazil

 

 

Source – worldcupbrazil.net