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FIFA World Cup (27 Days to go) : Team Profile – SPAIN

South Africa 2010 winners Spain earned their place at Russia 2018 by topping Group G, booking their ticket to Russia with a game to spare ahead of Italy.

FIFA Ranking: 8

Continent: Europe

Nickname(s): La Furia Roja (The Red Fury); La Furia (The Fury); La Roja (The Red);

READ ALSO: FIFA World Cup : Team Profile – PORTUGAL

World Cup History:

Qualifying Campaigns: 18

First stage appearances: 14

Semi final appearances: 2

Finals: 1

Titles: 1

First World Cup: 1934

Last World Cup: 2014

Best outing: Champion: (2010)

Key Player: SERGIO RAMOS

Ramos is Spain’s second-most capped player and is closing in on Iker Casillas’ all-time record of 167.  He also captains La Roja and was a key player in the teams that won two European Championships and one World Cup between 2008 and 2012.

MATCHES

June 15: PORTUGAL vs SPAIN

June 20: IR IRAN vs SPAIN

June 25: SPAIN vs MOROCCO

NEXT PROFILE (Tomorrow): MOROCCO


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