Spain has 3 European Cups, 1 World Cup and 1 Olympic gold
Nations League final against Croatia could mean 6th big title for ‘La Roja’
The Spanish team led by From the sourcethey beat Italy (2-1) in the semi-final of the Nations League and now they will face the Croatia From Modric in the end. After the defeat in the last final of the League of Nations against Francein extra time, in a controversial ending, Spain He now has a revalidation option to add his sixth major international trophy. But… What were the precedents?
Euro 1964: Spain 2 – 1 Soviet Union
The first major title for the Spanish team arrived at the continental level. On June 21, 1964, al Santiago Bernabeuthe host Spain prevailed in the final 2-1 Union Sovietreigning champion, thanks to the decisive header by Marcellus. Before, Friend Pereda he scored the first goal for Spain in the 6th minute (the fastest goal in a final of the EUR), but Galimzyan Khusainov He quickly tied the game with a goal from a direct free kick. The match stood until Marcellus received a center Pereda realize the victory in the 84th minute.
Euro 2008: Spain 1 – 0 Germany
The Spanish team’s second title fell under its own weight. THE Spain From Louis Aragonese hit Germany 1-0 in the final of EUR 2008 inches vienna on June 29, 2008, but the goal of Ferdinand towers at 33 minutes it was a fair reward for ‘THE red‘ in a game he completely dominated. In fact, during the decisive match of the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Spain shot up to 7 times on goal, while the team Joachim Bass he only did it once. the Blaugranas Xavier hernández he was voted player of the tournament.
World Cup 2010: Spain 1 – 0 Netherlands
The culmination of a golden generation. South Africa 2010 brought many surprises and Spain He was able to overcome his own (an early loss against Swiss) winning the other six games, the last four by the same scoreline, 1-0. Although neither team has been champion of the fifa world cup conceded fewer goals than the Spaniards (eight), their football has conquered everyone: above all for the level offered by Xavier AND injection at the controls, the many of David citymaximum executor of the test, and the stops of Iker canswhose providential interventions in two hand in hand before Arjen Robben during the final they showed that their Golden glove to the best goalkeeper it was well deserved. Lui iniesta dressed as a hero when in the unforgettable 116 minute, he hit Stekelenburg to seal the first world From ‘THE red‘.
Euro 2012: Spain 4 – 0 Italy
The last great title of Spain it was an exhibition. hit Italy 4-0 in the final of EURO 2012 on July 1st at Kyiv Olympiyskiy Stadiumthe most sensational victory in the history of the final of EURcompleting an unprecedented hat-trick of major tournament victories (EURO 2008, FIFA World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012). David Silva opened the scoring with a rare header, and jordi Sunrise, Ferdinand towers AND John Bush have completed the route. “It wasn’t just winning,” the coach said. Vicente del Bosco. “These last four extraordinary years in which Spanish football has strengthened leave a historic legacy.”
An Olympic gold won at home
Olympic Games 1992: Spain 3 – 2 Poland
In addition to Eurocups and the world mentioned, Spain He also has an Olympic gold medal. On August 8, 1992, the Spanish men’s soccer team was proclaimed Olympic champion after defeating, in the final of the barcelona games, against the Polish team by three goals to two. With six victories in six matches, that legendary team contributed to what still today continues to be the most abundant medal table in Spanish Olympic history.
Poland It didn’t make things easy and they took the lead at the end of the first part. Spain came back with goals by abelard AND Kiko, and the Poles drew. When an extension has been planned, Spain he took a corner kick in the last minute, the ball reached him after several clearances Kikoand the man from Jerez did not fail to a stadium Olympic lluis companies filled to the brim.
But not all was good news in the history of the team, which on several occasions was left at the gates of glory. Whether through bad luck, controversial referee decisions or simply due to superiority of the opponent, ‘The Red‘ has lost a total of five Finals throughout its history. What were they?