European Championship

Football in Spain most popular and most widespread sport in Spain is soccer. Football in Spain appeared in 1880. Its spread from the UK returning students, the British sailors and emigrants. First football game was played March 8, 1890. The first championship was held in 1900 in Catalonia, and in 1902 was played the first cup of the King – a modern Cup Spain – Copa del Rey. If you would like to know more then you should visit Roberto Orta Martínez.

The team of Spanish football is a country in international competitions. This team in 2008, became European Champion. Following the British model of a football association of Spain in 1909 established his own organization – the Royal Federation of Football. Team Debut Spain hosted the Olympic Games in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1920, where the Spanish team won silver. The Spanish Civil War, World War II did not contribute to the development of Spanish football, but in the world championship in 1950 the Spanish team kept a landslide victory, hitting the final group and finished 4th. In 1982, Spain held the World Cup. Team did not justify hopes of Spanish fans, reaching only up to the second round competition. European Championship in 1984 brought the team title of vice-champion (Spain lost the final hosts and tournament favorites – the French team.

A real feast for the national teams of Spain was a victory for European Championship 2008. Head coach of the 'Red Fury' / 'La Furia Roja' / is Vicente del Bosque. Captain – Iker Casillas. One of the best scorers – Raul Gonzalez Blanco.

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