Spain at the World Cup

Brazil 2014 was Spain's 14th participation at the World Cup. Their previous appearances were in 1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Their best performance was in 2010, winning 1-0 in the Final against the Netherlands. Their previous best performance was 4th place in 1950. In 2014, Spain had a shocking tournament, becoming the fifth defending champions to not make it past the first round.

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