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Spain break records. Spain buck trends.
Though they have the slightest group advantage of any of this list's other selections (one point above France), they're sure to be around during next year's competition. And from there, it will be business as usual.
As much as everyone is a little bored of La Furia Roja's international dominance (barring the Spaniards, of course), we have to accept that they are the favourites heading into the competition.
If Brazil were ship-shape, this wouldn't be the case, but Vicente del Bosque's charges will be aiming for a fourth consecutive major trophy and a second consecutive FIFA World Cup. That sort of pedigree speaks for itself.
Pretty impressive stuff.