Spain has an enviable international record. World champion 2010, Theirs are also two European Championships and one Olympic gold, and two silvers. But nevertheless, long and in many games there were a number of elements that conditioned negatively meetings. Poor shooting, despistes, blunders, controversial arbitration proceedings. The fact is that there were many years of nightmares for fans of Spanish football.
As no time past was always better and thinking about the next finals follow the victorious path started in 2008, in Colgados by the Football we remember the ten most bitter moments in the history of selection on major international events: For you, What it was worse?
1- Spain Italy, World 1934.
An anticipated final had to be played twice on successive days because the first game ended with a tie after seven Spanish players had just injured by the hardness allowed the Italians. With a team full of casualties and two goals canceled at Regueiro, Spain suffered its first major international defeat, clearly unfair. In the image, Nogues famous fault that marked the triumph for Italian 1-0 in the tiebreaker. In the video, spectacular images of the encounter (a delight to see as time played).
2- Spain-Brazil, World 1978:
It was the hardest yet. Spain eventually eliminated in the first phase because of errors as incomprehensible as the goal of Cardeñosa. Ironic way to call the play that should never happen. Yet for, the goalkeeper already exceeded, the Spanish failed to overcome some defenses and smoothies. The ball went to them, No defenses to him.
3- Spain-France, Final Euro 1984:
It took us six years to see another blunder by a player, In this case goalie, español. It was Luis Arconada, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, who in the final against France would not have his best day. A lack launched by seemingly harmless Platini slipped under his arms to the despair of his teammates and rivals joy.
4- Spain-Belgium, quarterfinals of the World 1986:
Spain came with the inertia of having thrashed Denmark 5-1 a magical night Vulture. Everything was favorable to measure with Argentina who feared embroidering a combined football and had a goal. But in between, Belgium went one who won on penalties with error by Eloy Olalla. A great opportunity lost.
5- Spain- Yugoslavia, second round of the World 1990:
With a tie was reached overtime against the now defunct Yugoslavia that had great players. One was Stojković in a free-kick decided the match. The problem was no longer just wonderful ball striking Serbian, Michel but that seemed removed from the barrier and facilitate hole for the ball to enter. Intentionally or not, that legend always accompany the exmadridista.
6- Spain Italy, quarterfinals of the World 1994:
The decade of the 90 was movidita for the Red. Quarterfinals and again Italy. Bad omen. Dino Baggio opened the scoring with a great goal from outside the area that neutralized Caminero. It was then, freehold Spanish, when Julio Salinas had it against Pagliuca in the last minute of the game on a one for one of infausto remember. The he failed and clear, who forgives, misses. Roberto Baggio to the next play marked the final 1-2. In the discount he could still be saved the ballot but the Hungarian referee Sándor Puhl did not see a clear Tasotti elbowed Luis Enrique.
7- Spain-England, quarterfinals of Euro 1996:
England was the host of that tournament. The match was played in Wembley. Marco matchless. Spain dominated the match with an unusual lineup of defensive players but powerful. Kiko put art above and goal. dialed, but incredibly they were canceled for an offside that never existed. Penalties handed down its judgment. The goalkeeper was Zubizarreta. The outcome already know.
8- Spain-France, quarterfinals of Euro 2000:
Rooms cursed again would be an insurmountable barrier. Spain arrived at the last minute Trailing 2-1 but a penalty opened the door to the illusion. No Mendieta already in the field (that had become the first penalty whistled the Spanish), the great captain should take up the challenge to beat Barthez, the not particularly skilled goalkeeper in maximum penalties stop. He did not stop her. It did not. Raul looked the square and found the clouds.
9- Spain-Cameroon, Final Olympics 2000:
Spain started favorite against Cameroon led by Eto'o. Xavi, Aranzubia, Gabri, Angle or Puyol were much for some Africans seeking their first gold. Everything seemed easy. Xavi the minute 1 marked fault and the result was ten 2-0 and penalty. The outcome quite the contrary. on penalties, the payment.
10- Spain-Korea, quarterfinals of the World 2002:
In many appointments they have eliminated Spain's local teams covered very controversial decisions. Korea would not be the exception. He came after Spain warned hand pitch Asians against Italy in the second round. he gave equal. The two goals Camacho, all valid, none rose to the marker. An Egyptian took care of it. Then came the shootout and were times where luck was not on the Spanish side.