Spain were crowned European Champions this Sunday when they mauled hapless Italy 4-0 in the UEFA Euro 2012 final. Doing this they became the first side in history to successfully defend the European Championship. This was also their third consecutive triumph at a major tournament thus staking a claim to be acknowledged as the greatest national team in football history.
Watching Spain against the others was enjoyable for the craft on display by the likes of Andres Iniesta, not for the spectacle as a whole. The Spanish were easily head and shoulders above the rest. Only Portugal, and to a certain extent Italy, came close to depriving Spain of a hat trick of titles.
It would be appropriate to say that the other European teams did not necessarily boast one of their best teams of the recent past. Germany were the only side that were looking equal to Spain since the start of the tournament. Portugal had 60 goal man Cristiano Ronaldo but not anything much more than that.
With this in mind, Spain are going to be hot favorites to win the World Cup in two years' time. There may still be some teams though that may thwart that achievement by knocking Spain out. Let us start with the list then of the teams who have a good chance of upsetting the odds by sending Spain home during World Cup 2014.