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Spain in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Spain's 10th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Spain made it to the semi-finals at Brazil 1950.

Real Madrid and Barcelona fair much better than the national side in cup competitions.

Spain in the 1998 World Cup

Real Federación Española de Fútbol - Spain Football Association
Group D

13th June: vs. Nigeria (2:3) in Nantes.

19th June: vs. Paraguay (0:0) in St. Etienne.

24th June: vs. Bulgaria (6:1) in Lens.

Spain fell to Nigeria in the first game and didn't score against Paraguay, who then had the good fortune to play a reserve Nigerian side in their last game.

Knockout Stage

Spain failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Union des Associations Européennes de Football.

Real Federación Española de Fútbol.

Spain World Cup Squad


1 Andoni Zubizaretta (Valencia)
13 Santiago Canizares (Real Madrid)
22 Jose Francisco Molina (Athletic Madrid)


2 Albert Ferrer (Barcelona)
3 Agustin Aranzabal (Real Sociedad)
4 Rafael Alkorta (Athletic Bilbao)
5 Abelardo Fernandez (Barcelona)
12 Sergi Barjuan (Barcelona)
14 Ivan Campo (Mallorca)
15 Carlos Aguilera (Atletico Madrid)
20 Miguel Angel Nadal (Barcelona)


6 Fernando Hierro (Real Madrid)
8 Julen Guerrero (Athletic Bilbao)
16 Albert Celades (Barcelona)
18 Guillermo Amor (Barcelona)
21 Luis Enrique Garcia (Barcelona)


7 Francisco Morientes (Real Madrid)
9 Juan Antonio Pizzi (Barcelona)
10 Raul Gonzalez Blanco (Real Madrid)
11 Alfonso Perez Munoz (Real Betis)
17 Joseba Etxeberria (Athletic Bilbao)
19 Francisco Narvaez Kiko (Athletic Madrid)

Javier Clemente.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
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Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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