Spain national football team
Like many nations, the most popular sport in Spain is football. Famous football clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona both have Spanish teams with selected of the best players in the world. Spain is one of the eight national teams to become world champions, has participated in a total of 16 of the 22 FIFA World Cups, and has qualified continuously since 1978.
Spain has been a member of FIFA since its inception in 1904, although the Spanish Football Federation was first established in 1909. Spain made their tournament debut on 28 August 1920 against Denmark. In 1934, Spain qualified for its first FIFA World Cup. Spain won their first international European Championship in Spain in 1964, defeating the Soviet Union 2-1 in the final. The victory was the 44-year journey for Spain to a major title. Spanish football clubs are very successful in international competitions. They are most successful in various current European competitions such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Europa League.
The Spanish football team is a precursor to a style of football called ‘tiki-taka’, a system approach to football based on the concept of team unity and based on a comprehensive understanding of the geometry of space on the football field which is the most difficult version. Potential for football: An uncompromising passing game, combined with intense, high pressure.
The Spanish team is commonly referred to by fans as “La Furia Rosa”, which means “Red Fury"” in Spanish, and another nickname known to fans is “Los Toros”, mostly “Toreros” or “Matador”, both meaning bullfighter in Spanish. The Spanish kit is traditionally a red jersey with yellow trim, dark blue shorts and black socks.