Spain national football team

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The Spain national football team (Selección Española de Fútbol) has represented Spain in international men's football competition since 1920.wikipedia
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Spain are one of the eight national teams to have been crowned worldwide champions, having participated in a total of 15 of 21 FIFA World Cups and qualifying consistently since 1978.

FIFA World Cup

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Spain are one of the eight national teams to have been crowned worldwide champions, having participated in a total of 15 of 21 FIFA World Cups and qualifying consistently since 1978.
The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England and Spain with one title each.

Football in Spain

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It is governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Spanish: Real Federación Española de Fútbol) is the national governing body, and it organises two Cup competitions (the Copa del Rey, and the Supercopa de España), and the Spain national football team.

UEFA Euro 2012

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Spain became the first European team to win a FIFA World Cup outside of Europe, having won the 2010 tournament in South Africa, as well as having won back-to-back European titles in Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, defeating Germany and Italy in the respective finals, making them the only national team with three consecutive major titles.
The final tournament, held between 8 June and 1 July 2012, was co-hosted for the first time by Poland and Ukraine, and was won by Spain, who beat Italy 4–0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine.

2010 FIFA World Cup

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Spain became the first European team to win a FIFA World Cup outside of Europe, having won the 2010 tournament in South Africa, as well as having won back-to-back European titles in Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, defeating Germany and Italy in the respective finals, making them the only national team with three consecutive major titles. In the 2010 World Cup, Spain advanced to the final for the first time ever by defeating Germany 1–0.
In the final, Spain, the European champions, defeated third-time losing finalists the Netherlands 1–0 after extra time to win their first world title.

UEFA European Championship

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Spain has also won three continental titles, having appeared at 10 of 15 UEFA European Championships.
The 15 European Championship tournaments have been won by ten national teams: Germany and Spain each have won three titles, France has two titles, and Soviet Union, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal have won one title each.

Brazil national football team

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Also between November 2006 and June 2009, Spain went undefeated for a record-equalling 35 consecutive matches, a record shared with Brazil.
They also share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive matches undefeated.

FIFA World Rankings

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Because of this, from 2008 to 2013, the national team won the FIFA Team of the Year, the second-most of any nation, behind only Brazil.
The rankings were introduced in December 1992, and eight teams (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) have held the top position, of which Brazil have spent the longest ranked first.

Luis Enrique (footballer)

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The match became controversial when Italian defender Mauro Tassotti struck Luis Enrique with his elbow inside Spain's penalty area, causing Luis Enrique to bleed profusely from his nose and mouth, but the foul was not noticed nor sanctioned by referee Sándor Puhl.
Luis Enrique Martínez García (born 8 May 1970), known as Luis Enrique, is a Spanish former professional footballer and manager, currently in charge of Spain.

Continental football championships

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Spain has also won three continental titles, having appeared at 10 of 15 UEFA European Championships.

Denmark national football team

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Spain made their debut at the tournament on 28 August 1920 against Denmark, silver medallists at the last two Olympic tournaments.
Denmark's participation ended in the semi-final when the team lost on penalties to Spain, most remembered for Preben Elkjær's penalty miss, his shorts torn apart.

Football at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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The first Spain national football team was constituted in 1920, with the main objective of finding a team that would represent Spain at the Summer Olympics held in Belgium in that same year.
Finally Spain won the silver medal, while the Netherlands won the bronze medal.

UEFA Euro 2008

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Spain became the first European team to win a FIFA World Cup outside of Europe, having won the 2010 tournament in South Africa, as well as having won back-to-back European titles in Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, defeating Germany and Italy in the respective finals, making them the only national team with three consecutive major titles. At UEFA Euro 2008, Spain won all their games in Group D.
The tournament was won by Spain, who defeated Germany 1–0 in the final.

Republic of Ireland national football team

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In the 2002 World Cup, Spain won its three group play matches, then defeated the Republic of Ireland on penalties in the second round.
The team also reached the quarter-final stage of the 1964 European Nations' Cup, where they lost to the eventual champions Spain.

2002 FIFA World Cup

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In the 2002 World Cup, Spain won its three group play matches, then defeated the Republic of Ireland on penalties in the second round.
South Korea managed to reach the semi-finals, beating Spain, Italy and Portugal en route, thus becoming the first (and, as of 2019, only) team from outside Europe and the Americas to reach the last four of a World Cup.

Italy national football team

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Spain became the first European team to win a FIFA World Cup outside of Europe, having won the 2010 tournament in South Africa, as well as having won back-to-back European titles in Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, defeating Germany and Italy in the respective finals, making them the only national team with three consecutive major titles.
After two draws with Spain and Belgium and a narrow 1–0 win over England, Italy were beaten by Czechoslovakia in the third-place match on penalties 9–8 after Fulvio Collovati missed his kick.

UEFA Euro 2008 Group D

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At UEFA Euro 2008, Spain won all their games in Group D.
The group is composed of UEFA Euro 2004 winners and reigning Champions Greece, as well as Sweden, Spain and Russia.

1950 FIFA World Cup qualification

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The Spanish Civil War and World War II prevented Spain from playing any competitive matches between the 1934 World Cup and the 1950 edition's qualifiers.

1982 FIFA World Cup

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Spain was selected as host of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, reaching the second round and four years later they reached the quarter-finals before a penalty shootout defeat to Belgium.
In Group 5, Honduras held hosts Spain to a 1–1 draw.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final

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In the 2010 World Cup, Spain advanced to the final for the first time ever by defeating Germany 1–0.
Spain defeated the Netherlands 1–0 with a goal from Andrés Iniesta four minutes from the end of extra time.

Fernando Torres

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In the final, Spain defeated Germany 1–0, with Fernando Torres scoring the only goal of the game.
He has been capped over 100 times and is his country's third-highest goalscorer of all-time.

Soviet Union national football team

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Spain won its first major international title when hosting the 1964 European Championship held in Spain, defeating the Soviet Union 2–1 in the final at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Easily progressing to the quarter-finals, the team were scheduled to face Spain, but due to the tensions of the Cold War, Spain refused to travel to the Soviet Union, resulting in a walkover.

UEFA Euro 2008 Final

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In the final, Spain defeated Germany 1–0, with Fernando Torres scoring the only goal of the game.
Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres.

Xavi

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Xavi was awarded the player of the tournament.
After making his senior team debut in 2000, he was capped 133 times for the Spain national team, and was an influential figure in the team's successes.

David Villa

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Goalkeeper Iker Casillas won the golden glove for only conceding two goals during the tournament, while David Villa won the bronze ball and silver boot, tied for top scorer of the tournament.
Villa made his international debut for Spain in 2005.