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)
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World Cup 2014 Spain National Team

World Cup 2014 Spain Schedule Group B

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
313/0616:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain teamSpain1-5NetherlandsWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
413/0618:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile teamChile3-1AustraliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team
1918/0616:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain teamSpain0-2ChileWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team
2018/0613:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia teamAustralia2-3NetherlandsWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
3523/0613:00CuritibaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia teamAustralia0-3SpainWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team
3623/0613:00São PauloWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands teamNetherlands2-0ChileWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team

Spain is the 18th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on 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.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands teamNetherlands33001039
World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile teamChile3201536
World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain teamSpain3102473
World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia teamAustralia3003390

World Cup 2014 Spain Players

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

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

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Spain World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 13

Year RoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1934Quarter-Finals5311143
1950Semi-Finals463121012
1962Group Stage13310223
1966Group Stage10310245
1978Group Stage10311122
1982Second Round12512245
1986Quarter-Finals75311114
1990Round of 1610421164
1994Quarter-Finals85221106
1998Group Stage17311184
2002Quarter-Finals55320105
2006Round of 169430194
2010Champions1760182
Best/TotalChampions1562812168859

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 Portugal, Italy 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 Football invented 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 match against 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

WhenWhatWho
1934All-Star TeamRicardo Zamora
Jacinto Quincoces
Leonardo Cilaurren
1950Bronze Boot (4 goals)Estanislao Basora
Telmo Zarra
1950All-Star TeamJosé Parra
1986Slver Boot (5 goals)Emilio Butragueño
1986All-Star TeamEmilio Butragueño
1990Bronze Boot (4 goals)Míchel
2002All-Star TeamFernando Hierro
2006FIFA Fair Play TrophySpain
2010FIFA Fair Play TrophySpain
2010Bronze BallDavid Villa
2010Silver Boot (5 goals)David Villa
2010Golden Glove AwardIker Casillas
2010All-Star TeamIker 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

Spain: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: SPAIN

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