Spain will play on July 6 his sixth semifinal of a Euro or a World Cup. So far, La Roja has not failed in any of the previous semifinals since they always stood in the final of that tournament.
The first semifinal was in the Euro 1964, held in Madrid, and won by Spain. The team led by José Villalonga, and led by Luis Suárez, defeated Hungary in the semifinals and defeated the USSR in the final (2-1) thanks to goals from Pereda and Marcelino.
It took 20 years for Spain to play a new semi-final. It was in the Eurocopa 1984 and the rival, Denmark. The Spain of Miguel Munoz they qualified in the penalty shootout for a final that they lost to France 2-0.
It was not until 2008 when Spain played a semifinal. It was at the Euro and beat Russia without problems and ended up winning that Euro to Germany 1-0 with goal from Fernando Torres. Two years later, in the World 20
10, the Red defeated Germany in the semifinals and won the World Cup with the Iniesta’s goal against Holland.
The last semi-final before this year was in the Euro 2012. Spain won in the penalty shootout against Portugal and passed over Italy in the final that La Roja ended up winning 4-0 with goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba. Fernando Torres and Mata.