What famous First Stadium has never played Spain?
One of the characteristic notes of the Spanish team is the rotation of the stadium in which it plays at home.. Along its history, and unlike other teams such as France or England, Spain has not had a fixed venue where to play its matches against rivals. Only some vital duels for the World Cup or Euro Cup have had the need to play well at the Santiago Bernabéu, either in Mestalla or in Seville more or less regularly.
Precisely, Madrid, Seville and Valencia are, in this order, the cities that the most visited “day” with 62, 43 Y 32 matches held in the 93 years of existence of the world champion. Three big cities that, but nevertheless, They are only the beginning of a long list of provinces and autonomous communities that have welcomed the 280 matches that Spain has played at home. And it is that if we analyze the history of the selection, We can see how the national team has played in many but not all places on national soil.
By autonomous communities, Spain has been present in all but Navarra and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla (if they played U21 matches in all three places), Although in Ceuta there was a charity match between a Spanish-Moroccan team and the national team a 6 February 1938 which served to raise funds for the ‘Muslim Mutilated Knights of War’. The case of Navarra and a stadium in the solera del Sadar is curious, Although in this absence of parties, political aspects have converged that are intended to be forgotten with the invitation sent by the Provincial Parliament to the Federation last February to pay off that debt.
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Yes by autonomous communities, Spain has only ceased to be present in Navarra and Ceuta and Melilla, By provinces things change because Spain has a historical debt with many of them. So much so that “day” has never played in places like Teruel, Huesca, Guadalajara, Lugo, Ourense, Lleida, Girona, Tarragona, Jaen, Palencia, Ávila, Segovia, Real city, Toledo, Vitoria or Zamora.
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Provinces some of them where there is no interest in seeing the world champion, but not on the other hand, where the presence of Spanish internationals has long been requested. Precisely, That must be one of the future challenges of the Federation: take Spain to all corners of the country. And is that if you imagine what a match of the world champion in Teruel would mean, Avila or Segovia. Well surely, a national holiday. Hopefully one day we will see.