Spain National Football Team
Although the Spanish Civil War and World War II tried to restrain Spain from playing in any match until the 1950 World Cup, they not only won but were also at the apex against England, Chile and the United States and progressed towards the final round. The leading scorer of Spain’s National Football Team during the World Cup of 1950, was Estanislao Basora, the striker. He finished the event with amazing five goals alone.
Under the guidance of French-Argentine coach named Helenio Herrera and his skillful Italian assistant coach Daniel Newlan, Spain National Football Team came out with flying colors and qualifies themselves for the first European Championship in the year 1960.
Spain National Football Team’s conventional jersey is a red with yellow trim convoyed by dark blue shorts and socks. However their home away kit is a full white jersey with red and yellow trim. Adidas and Le Coq Sport designs and manufactures the Spain’s conventional jersey as well as home away kit.
For the FIFA World Cup 2010, the Captain for the team is Iker Casillas. The other team members of France squad chosen as Goalkeepers are Víctor Valdes, Pepe Reina, including the captain of the team Iker Casillas. Some of the defenders from the team are Raul Albiol, Gerard Pique and Carlos Marchena. Whereas the Midfielders are Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fabregas, and Forwards are David Villa, Fernando Torres, and Pedro Rodríguez.
Spain won the UEFA Championship in 2008 and became the European champions. Also they won Spain the European Nations’ Cup in 1964 and accomplished their way to the UEFA Euro 1984 Final. Astoundingly in 1950, Spain has made them eligible for the FIFA World Cup 12 times, attaining fourth place in the tournament. For the first time in its history, in July 2008, Spain augmented to the top of the FIFA World Ranking, by becoming the sixth nation, and the first who has never won any of the World Cup before. Until they won the World Cup in 2010 in a close match against the Netherlands another team who has never won the cup and had only achieved 2 runners - up. The match was tight all the way with Spain attacking early when in extra time at the 116th minuate Andres Iniesta scored to win them the match 1-0 and their first ever World Cup.
They have also achieved and set numerous milestones as a team, like for the most consecutive 15 wins, most consecutive undefeated 35 games, and most shootouts in one World Cup by one team. Also some National yardsticks like the most international 44 goals, 13 goals scored in one year and 6 consecutive games ended with at least one goal both by David Villa.
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