Spain go into the World Cup as one of the favourites in the World Cup odds having won Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010.
Spain have often gone into the World Cup as one of the favourites, only to underperform. Expectations are high again as they have finally proved that they can win major tournaments. This team has been together a long time but some of the stars are beginning to get on a bit, will this be one last big trophy for them or are they past their prime?
|Year||Stage of Exit|
|2010||Winners. Beat Holland In The Final|
|2006||Eliminated by France in Second Round|
|2002||Eliminated on penalties in Quarter Final by South Korea|
|1998||Eliminated at Group Stage|
|1994||Eliminated by Italy in Quarter Final|
|1990||Eliminated in extra time in Second Round by Yugoslavia|
The top five bets on Spain at the last World Cup were:
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It is only recently that FIFA changed the rules so that the World Cup winners were not automatically entitled to defend their crown four years later. This means that Spain will have to qualify in the same manner they always have done.
|Date||Home Team||Result||Away Team|
This is the Spain squad that won the most recent World Cup. Their World Cup 2014 squad will be published weeks before the tournament starts.
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Manuel Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona).
Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Xabier Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Javier Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), David Silva (Valencia), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona).
Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Juan Manuel Mata (Valencia), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia).
Here are the most important goal stats from Spain's World Cup 2014 qualifying group. Use these to pick the best goalscorer bets on Spain's games at the World Cup.
|Player||Games (Sub)||Goals||Games Scored In||First Goals||Last Goals||Hat Tricks||Pens Scored|
|Roberto Soldado||0 (1)||1||1||1||1||0||0|
*All stats reflect bookies rules for own goals and 90 mins play in their respective markets.
Check Spain's yellow and red card stats below to help highlight the best bets in the cards markets for Spain's World Cup matches.
|Player||Games (Sub)||Yellow Cards||First Yellow Card Of Game||Red Cards|
|Cesc Fabregas||3 (2)||1||0||0|
Spain's team stats can be found below, these stats can be applied to a multitude of match markets during the World Cup.
Spain Goal Stats
Spain Results Stats
|Games||5||No. Of Games||5|
|Goals||8||No. Of Games Won||3|
|Conceded||2||No. Of Games Drawn||2|
|First Goals||5||No. Of Games Lost||0|
|3||No. Of Games Winning At Half Time||2|
Over 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5
|3 / 1 / 1||
No. Of Games Drawing At Half Time
|Under 1.5 / 2.5 / 3.5||2 / 4 / 4||No. Of Games Losing At Half Time||0|
|3||No. Of Games Team Won Both Halves||1|
|First Half Clean Sheets||5||No. Of Games Won To Nil||3|
|Second Half Clean Sheets||3|
|First Half Goals||3|
|Second Half Goals||5|
|Team Scored In Both Halves||1|
|Games Both Teams Scored||2|