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  1. Spain 0-1 Switzerland
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  2. Spain 2-0 Honduras
    Monday, 21 June Match report
  3. Chile 1-2 Spain
    Friday, 25 June Match report
  4. Spain 1-0 Portugal
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report
  5. Paraguay 0-1 Spain
    Saturday, 3 July Match report
  6. Germany 0-1 Spain
    Wednesday, 7 July Match report
  7. Netherlands 0-1 Spain
    Sunday, 11 July Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Total Spain
52|57 Total Spain
Goals Assists
8 Total Spain
5 Total Spain
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
68|125 Total Spain
8|0 Total Spain

Team profile

Being favourites is a terrible trap... football can be very cruel to those who think they are better, said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, and when complacency is cited as a potential weakness, it is because there is no other. Since their Euro 2008 triumph, Spain have been top of the Fifa rankings for 16 of the subsequent 21 months, set a world record of 15 consecutive victories, and qualified for the World Cup by winning an unprecedented 10 games out of 10.

Along the way they have beaten England, Argentina and, gloriously, France. Spain had not won in Paris for 42 years and had been eliminated by the French at the last World Cup, but their effortless 2-0 victory in March had even the Parisians purring. Chants of Ole came from all sides of the stadium as Spain gave a masterclass. Praise was effusive after that game, but captain Iker Casillas was quick to remember the shock defeat by the USA in last summer's Confederations Cup in South Africa. "We don't feel invincible, far from it," he said. But with an unrivalled depth of talent, Spain rightly head to South Africa as favourites to end their wait for World Cup glory.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Iker Casillas Real Madrid 29 110
2 DF Raul Albiol Real Madrid 24 23
3 DF Gerard Pique Barcelona 23 22
4 DF Carlos Marchena Valencia 30 62
5 DF Carles Puyol Barcelona 32 89
6 MF Andres Iniesta Barcelona 26 48
7 FW David Villa Barcelona 28 64
8 MF Xavi Barcelona 30 93
9 FW Fernando Torres Liverpool 26 79
10 MF Cesc Fabregas Arsenal 23 53
11 DF Joan Capdevila Villarreal 32 51
12 GK Victor Valdes Barcelona 28 1
13 FW Juan Manuel Mata Valencia 22 9
14 MF Xabier Alonso Real Madrid 28 75
15 DF Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 24 66
16 MF Sergio Busquets Barcelona 21 19
17 DF Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid 27 16
18 FW Pedro Barcelona 22 7
19 FW Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao 25 8
20 MF Javier Martinez Athletic Bilbao 21 3
21 MF David Silva Valencia 24 38
22 MF Jesus Navas Sevilla 24 8
23 GK Pepe Reina Liverpool 27 20

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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