Spain's 10 best and worst World Cup moments
Spain's victory at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa came after decades of pain, with blood, tears and dubious refereeing causing heartbreak for fans of La Roja. The Local takes a look at ten key moments in Spain's football history.
BLOODY ITALIANS: Spain’s 1994 World Cup exit will always be remembered for Luis Enrique’s broken nose. Italian defender Mauro Tassotti elbowed the Spanish midfielder in the box in the dying seconds of the quarter-final, but the ref didn’t award a penalty to Spain and the final 2-1 score stood. ‘La Roja’ took revenge against their bête noire 14 years on in the Euro they went on to win.