Football has undoubtedly been established as one the of most popular sports around the world. With leagues and teams on almost every continent, region, country, almost everywhere you go, there is bound to be a football team. While every league has their own dominant team, it is always different to play on an international level. Players do not represent their club anymore, but a whole country. Not only they have their pride on their shoulders, but the pride of the millions of their fellow citizens rooting for them. If there is one international team that has continued to impress, it would be no other than Spain’s international team.
Arguably, the Spain National Football Team currently is not making noise on the international front. However, when it comes to consistently being one of the top tier teams, Spain has not disappointed. As one of the most intimidating teams on the planet, 2007 to 2012 was the peak of their outstanding performance. While they won all international competitions during their five-year reign, the most notable ones would be their winning the European Champions League for 2008 and 2012 and winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
From 2007 to 2009, they did not a lost a single game against any team for 35 games. This includes all their qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup. The team was composed of superstars including David Villa, Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Charles Puyol, Iker Casillas, and Andres Iniesta. It might not come off as a surprise to see why this team was that good. Most of their players came from rivalry, two of the most dominant forces in the La Liga. The fact that the players came from two rivals yet make a great team for Spain could count as a reason why they indeed were the best team in the world.
The contention that Spain is the best team is still arguable, however. While there are many other teams that can contend such as Ajax, FCB, Real Madrid, Brazil national team, and some others, Spain may just be the most constant performer among others.