Their statistics speak for themselves. It is now 990 minutes since they last conceded a goal in the knock-out stages of a major competition; the last was at the 2006 World Cup. Here in Eastern Europe Casillas has been beaten just once, in that opening game against Italy.
Such solidity and discipline enabled them to progress to this final when their football was not always at the level Del Bosque would have demanded.
Cities & Stadiums
The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|