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Sport DictionaryWorld Cup 2006 Teams and Players
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Nickname La Selección, La Furia
Association Real Federación Española de Fútbol
Coach Luis Aragonés (2004-)
Most caps Andoni Zubizarreta (126)
Top scorer Raúl (42)
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First international
Spain 1 - 0 Denmark
(AntwerpBelgium28 August 1920)
Largest win
Spain 13 - 0 Bulgaria
(MadridSpain21 May 1933)
Worst defeat
 Italy 7 - 1 Spain
(AmsterdamNetherlands4 June 1928)
 England 7 - 1 Spain
(LondonEngland9 December 1931)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (First in 1934)
Best result Fourth place, 1950
European Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1964)
Best result Winners, 1964

Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Silver 1920 Antwerp Team
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team
Silver 2000 Sydney Team

The Spain national football team, commonly referred to as la selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the Real Federación Española de Fútbol.

Spain has greatly underachieved in the World Cup, with their best finish being fourth place in 1950), although often being touted as pre-tournament favorites. Their current FIFA ranking is equal 4th. They did win the gold medal when they hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and in the 1999 World Youth Championship in Nigeria.

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