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Factfile for World Cup finalists Spain

Factfile for Spain after they defeated Germany 1-0 in Durban on Wednesday to qualify for World Cup final against Netherlands:

sports Updated: Jul 08, 2010 02:37 IST

Factfile for Spain after they defeated Germany 1-0 in Durban on Wednesday to qualify for World Cup final against Netherlands:

Results

First round
June 16
At Durban
Switzerland 0-1
June 21
At Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
Honduras 2-0
June 25
At Pretoria
Chile 2-1

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Second round
June 29
At Cape Town
Portugal 1-0

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Quarterfinal
July 3
At Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
Paraguay 1-0

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Semifinal
At Durban
Germany 1-0
Scorers
5 - David Villa
1 - Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol

Key players

Xavi (Barcelona) - brain of team who pulls midfield strings with pinpoint passing and master at retaining possession
Andries Iniesta (Barcelona) - England star Wayne Rooney rates the attacking midfielder who loves to dribble the best footballer in the world.

David Villa (Barcelona) - winner against Paraguay raised goal haul of new Barca signing to five and made him joint leading scorer at tournament.

Captain
Iker Casillas

Coach
Vicente del Bosque

Squad
(figure indicates shirt number)
1 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) GK
2 Raul Albiol (Real Madrid) DF
3 Gerard Pique (Barcelona) DF
4 Carlos Marchena (Valencia) DF
5 Carles Puyol (Barcelona) DF
6 Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) MD
7 David Villa (Barcelona) ST
8 Xavi (Barcelona) MD
9 Fernando Torres (Liverpool/ENG) ST
10 Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal/ENG) MD
11 Joan Capdevila (Villarreal) DF
12 Victor Valdes (Barcelona) GK
13 Juan Manuel Mata (Valencia) ST
14 Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) MD
15 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) DF
16 Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) MD
17 Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid) DF
18 Pedro (Barcelona) ST
19 Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao) ST
20 Javier Martinez (Athletic Bilbao) MD
21 David Silva (Valencia) MD
22 Jesus Navas (Sevilla) ST
23 Pepe Reina (Liverpool/ENG) GK

World ranking
2
Nickname
La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)

Previous appearances
1934 - quarter-finals, 1950 - fourth, 1962 - first round, 1966 - first round, 1978 - first round, 1982 - second round (hosts), 1986 - quarter-finals, 1990 - second round, 1994 - quarter-finals, 1998 - first round, 2002 - quarter-finals, 2006
- second round
Record
P55 W27 L12 A16 F87 A59
Record win
Bulgaria 6-1 (1998)
Record loss
Brazil 1-6 (1950)