Double European champions, world champions, a squad of reserves that would walk into most other international teams, a coach who can apparently do no wrong...can anything stop Spain from winning another World Cup in 2014?
The omens do not bode well for Spain's rivals. The under-19 team is also double European champion and has won six of the last 11 tournaments. The under-21 team is also a European champion and in recent matches has thrashed Denmark and Croatia and roundly beaten Italy for a total of 17 for and two against.
La Roja, La Rojita and all the little red ones after that are favorites for every tournament they enter. Brazil 2014 will be no different, although the Canarinha will have something to say about it.
Here are eight reasons Spain is here to stay.