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> The "La Furia Roja" Spain National Team Talk, EURO 2012 WINNER--- RECORD AFTER RECORD (National Team)

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post Jun 21 2009, 07:47 PM


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The Spain National Team Discussion Thread


Nicknames
La Selección (The Selection)
La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)
La Roja (The Red One)

Head coach:
Vicente del Bosque

Captain:
Iker Casillas

FIFA code:
ESP

FIFA ranking:
1

Highest FIFA ranking
1 (July 2008–present)

Lowest FIFA ranking

25 (March 1998)

Records:

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In July 2008, Spain rose to the #1 spot in the FIFA World Ranking for the first time in their history, becoming only the sixth nation and the first who has never won the World Cup to top these rankings.


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The European champions became the first international side to claim 15 successive wins with Saturday night's 2-0 triumph over South Africa in the Confederations Cup, eclipsing the mark jointly held by Brazil, Australia, and France.


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The Squad


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Goalkeepers
1 Iker Casillas (captain)
13 Diego López
23 José Manuel Reina

Defenders
2 Raúl Albiol
3 Gerard Piqué
4 Carlos Marchena
5 Carles Puyol
11 Joan Capdevila
15 Sergio Ramos
19 Álvaro Arbeloa

Midfielders
6 Pablo Hernández
8 Xavi Hernández
10 Cesc Fàbregas
12 Sergi Busquets
14 Xabi Alonso
18 Albert Riera
20 Santi Cazorla
21 David Silva
22 Juan Mata

Strikers
7 David Villa
9 Fernando Torres
16 Fernando Llorente
17 Dani Güiza

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Del Bosque lauds his record-breakers

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has backed his all-conquering side to continue going from strength to strength and 'break many more records'.

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The European champions became the first international side to claim 15 successive wins with Saturday night's 2-0 triumph over South Africa in the Confederations Cup, eclipsing the mark jointly held by Brazil, Australia, and France.

The result also saw Spain equal Brazil's world-leading run of 35 games unbeaten, set between 1993 and 1996, and they will claim that record outright if they avoid defeat in the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

It has been a remarkable run of success for the Iberian nation and Del Bosque sees no reason why it will not continue.

When asked if he thought his team's hunger would be diminished in the wake of their achievements, Del Bosque said: "I don't think so. This team will break many more records. Some day we will lose, but until that happens we need to continue enjoying it. I'm proud of this group."

Delighted though he was with the win over South Africa and the world record, Del Bosque admits that he places getting through to the last four of the Confederations Cup higher than anything else.

"I'm happy with both things, but above all getting through to the semi-finals. We've come here to win the Confederations Cup," he added.

Striker Fernando Torres, meanwhile, expects opposing sides to be even more determined to beat Spain in the future.

"We're very happy because we will go down in history with these two records. If they haven't been broken in so much time it's because it isn't easy to do it," he said.

"We know that it's going to be harder each time to win games, that's normal. Our opponents are going to know more about us, and they will also want to beat us because defeating Spain now is like it was before to beat Brazil or Argentina."
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congratz to spain for the record..
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I still remember, about 2-3 years ago, English media blamed their national players not 'patriotic' enough as the main reason of all their below par performances in major tournaments. They praised their rugby players for the way they sang their anthem during the Rugby WC, which they won, and criticized their football players for not doing the same.

But as you can see in this video:



Spanish players were all dead silent as well when their anthem was played. brows.gif brows.gif Do patriotism influence the performance of a national football team significantly? I don't really think so.

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that would be cause the spanish national anthem has no lyrics.. hehe. anyway, looks like we are playing USA in the semi
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broke the record d?huhu..congrats to spain~hope they can win this tournament.
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the only team that cant deny spain win confederation cup is brazil....but from the latest performance....i believe spain can win it...
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we play usa in semi final...
easy task........hahahahaha...
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Grats solstice818 for opening the new thread haha laugh.gif


Just want to share an article from soccernet.com

The alternative Confed Cup awards
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http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story...=global&cc=4716

u should read the whole article. got some funny info and stuff. happy.gif

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spain against usa..
we all know spain going to win..
how much u guys think the score going to be??
i think maybe 4-0..
but if spain on top of their form they should be able to score more than 5..
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yeah...espana all the way....been supporting them since world cup 2002....really sad when got knocked out by South Korea...huhuhu....but when they won EURO2008....damn nice!!!very happy!!!now let's beat USA n march to the final!!!can't wait!!!
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nice thread...spain definitely play nice football this days...but there are still moments when they nearly cant scored vs iraq or south africa played quite positive towards spain..anyway spain vs usa....mostly will be spain through!!

SPAIN VS BRAZIL!!
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those moments when we cant seem to score, there is always one guy who saves the day.. david villa!! =)


Added on June 25, 2009, 3:18 amUS isn't bad... 0-1 to spain haizz =(

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Now, it's plain for all to see, no? Xavi-Alonso-Cesc midfield combination has heavily exposed our defensive lines with dangers. Against S. Africa, New Zealand, yes we encountered minimal problems. Against the US, well, honestly they are not that good as well, but for them just having a certain Altidore gave them huge advantage over Pique and Capdevila. The midfielders have the responsibilities to cut all supplies for Altidore, and they failed to do that.

I expect del Bosque to do some changes. If not, surely he expects Spain to win with some brilliant set pieces or some lucky breaks. Winning that way is really not the Spain way nowadays. sad.gif

Great turn from Altidore to beat his club teammate Capdevila in making his goal. At least the onlooking Spaniards saw one hell of a talent in La Liga has shown his stuffs tonight.
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f*ck... 2-0 usa. game over? this is sad
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fabregas sub out d...reduce my motivation to watch
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