This is about Spain National football team squad for FIFA World Cup 2014 which is beginning from 12 June in Brazil. Spain is also known as the red fury, the fury & some other names as their nicknames. Right now, this is the number one team of football & they have maintained this position from July 2008. Spain have almost completed 6 years in first position of FIFA ranking which is a world record of being at first spot. Despite number one team, there is other team which is considered as the strongest competitor of world cup & i.e. the Germans. have a look on current team squad of this team.
Team Squad of Spain For World Cup
This team is playing under the federation of Real Federation Espanola de Futbol which is abbreviated as RFEF. Vicente del Bisque is the current head coach of this team. They are the defending champions of this tournament. List of all team players name roster with name of captain is given below.
|1||Iker Casillas||Real Madrid|
|12||David de Gea||Manchester United|
|15||Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid|
|8||Javi Martinez||Bayern Munich|
|15||Dani Carvajal||Real Madrid|
|14||Xabi Alonso||Real Madrid|
|21||David Silva||Manchester City|
|9||Alvaro Negredo||Manchester City|
|19||Diego Costa||Atletico Madrid|
|20||Jese Rodriguez||Real Madrid|
|–||Jesus Navas||Manchester City|
The Spanish football team have a good team squad, but the defense & lack of top strikers is the limitation of this team. To overcome, the weak attack, they’ve recently signed the Brazilian striker Diego Costa & the player will now play for Spain in world cup. During a match against Getafe CF, the player was badly injured on his knee which took him out of semi final games of UEFA Champions League 2013-14.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is the current captain of this team & the midfielder Xavi Hernandez the second captain of this team. David Villa who is now playing for Atletico Madrid is the top goal scorer of Spain . The Red Fury played their first international match against Denmark which they successfully won with a clean sheet of 1-0. That game was played in Netherlands on 28 August 1920.
For the first time, they qualified for FIFA World Cup of 1934 which was organized in Italy. They ended their first world tournament at fifth spot. Since 1934, they’ve won this competition for the first time in 2010 world cup of South Africa. In 2010 world cup, they played total 7 games out of which they won 6 games & lost remaining.
The defending champions registered their biggest win against Bulgaria by huge margin of 13-0. It was played on 21 May 1933. Their biggest defeat was recorded on 4 June 1928 & 9 December 1931 against Italy & England respectively. They lost both games with final score of 1-7.
Along with defending world champions, they are also the champions of Europe. After defeating Italy in final match of UEFA Euro 2012, they lifted the trophy of European championship 2012 for the third time. They also won summer Olympics of 1992. But they were failed to win Confederation cup & faced loss against Brazil in 2013 & finished that competition in second place. Fernando Torres was the top goal scorer of Confederation Cup 2012.
The Spanish & Atletico Madrid player David Villa is the top goal scorer of Spain nation football team. He set up a record of scoring 56 goals for his national football team. He played with some other big clubs based on Spain like Barcelona, Valencia. his last club was Barcelona FC. Check out the list of awards & honors of this team
|FIFA World Cup||1||0||0||1|
|UEFA EURO Cup||3||1||0||4|
Played:8, Won: 6, Draws:2, Loss:0, GF:14, GA:3, Points:20
Spain qualified for this world cup without losing any game in qualification round. They played total of 8 games in Group I against France, Finland, Georgia & Belarus. After playing 8 games, they scored 14 goals & conceded just 3 goals. With 20 points total, they finished qualification round at first spot. Spain’s top goal scorer was Pedro who scored 4 goals in qualification round.
So far they’ve made 14 appearances in world cup & this is the fifteenth appearance of this national football team. Their first match is scheduled against the current vice champions Netherlands. So it will be interesting to watch both teams playing against each other in this tournament.