The Spain National Football Team is one of the world’s most popular men’s football teams to date. The team fiercely represents Spain at all the national and international football and tournaments throughout the year. Spain is home to the world’s biggest football clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid. Some popular Spain National Football Team players name that is known for their tremendous football skills are Fernando Hierro, Sergio Ramos, and Raul.
The Spain National Football Team is governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation in Spain. It falls under the global jurisdiction of FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) as well as UEFA (Union of European Football Association). Luis Enrique is the head coach of the team. Sergio Ramos is the captain of the team. And, David Villa is the top scorer amongst the team players of the Spain National Football Team.
Currently, the FIFA ranking of the Spain National Football Team is number 7 as of 12 August 2021. Their highest ranking has been number 1 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014). And their lowest ranking has been number 7 (1998). They played their first international football match against Denmark wherein they won against Denmark (1-0) in 1920. Their biggest win was against their match with Bulgaria (13-0) in 1933. And their biggest defeat was against Italy (1-7) in 1928.
Spain National Football Team is one of the 8 teams to ever win FIFA World once in a lifetime. The team has marked history by becoming the first European team to win the pioneer World Cup. The team is also known for winning three consecutive titles. They are also the first football team to win the famous European Championship back-to-back.
All the Spanish team’s football players credit their success to their unique style of play. Their style of play is popularly known as Tiki-Taka. The main idea behind their specific style of play is to keep possession of the football, player movement and shot passing. Players need to be creative, have flair, and engage in one-touch football. Aesthetics outweigh effectiveness most of the time in this style of play.
The Spain National Under-24 Football Team won the Silver Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Japan on Saturday 7 August 2021. They won the silver medal in the finals match against Brazil National Football Team. The Spain National Football Team was defeated by the Brazil National Football Team with a 1-2 score. With this Olympic win, Brazil National Football Team has the fifth football team to ever win in the Olympics back-to-back. The venue of the historical event was International Stadium Yokohama in Japan. They were allotted Group C at the Summer Olympics 2020.
Presently the Spain National Football Team has won 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, and 3 Bronze Medals so fast in the Olympics. The Spanish football team has competed at a total of only 10 editions of the pioneer Olympic games to date.