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Spain Team

Spain will be looking to make history this summer as they attempt to win the European Championships for the third successive time, and Vicente del Bosque once again has a squad with a great blend of youth, experience and bags and bags of ability.

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Spain - Group D

Spain will be looking to make history this summer as they attempt to win the European Championships for the third successive time, and Vicente del Bosque once again has a squad with a great blend of youth, experience and bags and bags of ability.

Get to know: Spain

Qualification for Spain got off to a fairly rocky start when they lost their second group game to eventual runners up Slovakia in Žilina.  That game aside, Spain served up a perfect qualification campaign winning their remaining 9 matches and finishing 5 points clear at the top of Group C.

In the group stages, they won 9 games, drew 0 and lost 1, scoring 23 goals, conceding 3 and ending up with a +20 goal difference.

In the draw for the main event, Spain were placed in Group D, alongside the Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia.

CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA - MARCH 27: The teams of Spain and Romania stop for a minute's silence to remember Johan Cruyff of Netherlands prior to the International Friendly match between Romania and Spain held at the Cluj Arena on March 27, 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Fixtures:

June 13 vs. Czech Republic 1pm – Parc des Princes, Paris

June 17 vs. Turkey 7pm – Allianz Riviera, Nice

June 21 vs. Croatia 7pm – Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

Goal scorers:

During qualification, Spain scored 23 goals

Their goal scorers were:

  • Paco Alcácer (5)
  • David Silva (3)
  • Pedro (2)
  • Santi Cazorla (2)
  • Sergio Busquets (2)
  • Jordi Alba (1)
  • Juan Bernat (1)
  • Diego Costa (1)
  • Mario Gaspar (1)
  • Andrés Iniesta (1)
  • Isco (1)
  • Álvaro Morata (1)
  • Sergio Ramos (1)
  • Own goals (1)

Qualification Stat Truths:

  • Conceded at the joint-second lowest rate: 3 goals in 10 games.
  • Scored in every qualifying match.
  • Only nation not to face a single shot in added time during qualifying.
  • Scored first in 9/10 of their qualifying matches.
  • Spent 66.6% of their time winning during qualifiers – the most of any team.
  • Took highest percentage of shots in the first half of matches of any side at the finals (58.8%).
  • The only side at the finals not to have been drawing at HT during a qualifying match – all their games were settled by half time (9 wins, 1 defeat).

 

All data based on Spain’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign.  Courtesy of the Press Association.

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