Euro 2012 team guide: Group C – Spain

Everything you need to know about Group C competitors Spain

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COACH: Vicente del Bosque

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WORLD RANKING: 1

QUALIFIED: Group 1 winners

BEST EURO FINISH: Winners (1964, 2008)

FORMATION: 4-2-1-2-1

PLAYING STYLE: Passing

STRONGEST LINE-UP:

STRENGTHS: 

The best passing team the world has ever seen. Their incredible movement and one-touch football can rip teams apart.

WEAKNESSES:

If teams defend in huge numbers against them, their lack of plan B means them can struggle to break teams down.

TEAM RATING:

STAR PLAYER:

Xavi

Position: Midfielder

Age: 32

Club: Barcelona

THE CAPTAIN:

Iker Casillas

SPAIN FACTS:

Capital: Madrid
Population: 46 million
Official language: Spanish

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