10 Things You Need to Know About Vicente Del Bosque's Spain

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10 Things You Need to Know About Vicente Del Bosque's Spain
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Vicente del Bosque's Spain outfit will head to Rio de Janeiro this month, looking to become the first team to defend a World Cup title since Brazil did so in 1962. 

Examining the composition of La Roja's squad, it's difficult to envisage a team better equipped for the task.

Indeed, since claiming the 2008 European Championship, this glittering era of Spanish football has risen into the game's pantheon, standing alongside even the finest Brazilian outfits. In six years, the generation that Del Bosque inherited following its initial triumph has claimed three major international honours, adding the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship to a swelling trophy cabinet that reopened its doors in 2008. 

Consequently, the Spaniards will arrive in Brazil with the opportunity to become the most prolific international generation football has ever seen. 

To give you an understanding of Spain's capacity to achieve such a feat, we've outlined 10 things you must know about Del Bosque's world champions. 

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