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Spain's World Cup Squad 2010

Spain's World Cup Squad

The Team

Coach / Manager

  • Vicente Del Bosque

Goalkeepers

  • Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
  • José Reina (Liverpool)
  • Víctor Valdés (Barcelona)

Defence

  • Carlos Marchena (Valencia)
  • Raúl Albiol (Real Madrid)
  • Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid)
  • Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  • Carles Puyol (Barcelona. 32 years old (looks 40) but still tough as nails and scoring goals)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Joan Capdevila (Villarreal)

Midfield

  • Xavi Alonso (Real Madrid)
  • Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
  • Francesc "Cesc" Fábregas (Arsenal but likely destined for Barcelona)
  • Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
  • Javi Martínez (Athletic Club)
  • Xavi Hernández (Barcelona)

Attack / Strikers

  • Fernando Torres (El Niño - Liverpool)
  • David Villa (Valencia)
  • Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona)
  • David Jiménez Silva (Was at Valencia, now destined for Manchester City)
  • Jesús Navas González (Seville)
  • Juan Manuel Mata (Valencia)
  • Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao)

World Cup 2010 interesting Spain facts

  • Highest attendances games in the World Cup 2010 was 84,490 in the South Africa v Mexico game and the final - Spain v Holland
  • Fuengirola Adjuntaniento have elected to name a street, square or public area to commemorate Spain's victory. The proposed name is 'Seleccion Espanola de futbol campeona del Mundo 2010'
  • 500,000 people are said to have lined the streets of Madrid's Puente del Rey to celebrate Spain's victory
  • 5 people were stabbed during the post celebration party in Malaga with a further 20 attacks recorded
  • The World Cup has been good for the health of the average Spaniard with hospital emergencies dropping by 20% on the eve of the final
  • The most number of passes completed (10 games) - Spain - 3,654
  • For winning the World Cup Spain recieved 21.5 million Euros (£18 million)

World Cup 2010 - 1st stage - Group H

16 June

Spain                    0-1 (0-0)               Switzerland

21 June

Spain                    2-0 (1-0)               Honduras

25 June

Chile                     1-2 (0-2)               Spain


Spain's passage to the 2010 World Cup Final

Spain's standing after 1st round of the 2010 World cup

Team

Won

Drawn

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Points

Spain

2

1

4

2

6

Chile

2

1

3

2

6

Switzerland

1

1

1

1

1

4

Honduras

1

2

3

1

2nd stage (Knockout)

29 June

Spain                    1:0 (0:0)               Portugal

 

Quarter-finals

03 July  

Paraguay             0:1 (0:0)               Spain

 

Semi-finals

07 July  

Germany              0:1 (0:0)               Spain

 

The World Cup Final

Sunday 11 July   

Holland      v        Spain