Predicting a Route to World Cup Glory for Spain

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Predicting a Route to World Cup Glory for Spain
Matt Dunham/Associated Press

Spain's quest for immortality begins this week as Vicente del Bosque's men attempt to become the first team to defend their World Cup title since Brazil in 1962. 

Since claiming the 2008 European Championship, this La Roja generation has grown to be recognised among the finest international outfits ever assembled. A second World Cup crown—and a fourth major trophy in six years—would make the Spaniards the most prolific dynasty in the game's history.

The task, of course, will be a difficult one: No European team has ever been successful in a World Cup in South America. Furthermore, many of Del Bosque's glittering stars are entering the final phase of their international careers. 

But if Spain are to claim a historic second title, how will they do it? Who will the Spaniards face in the various stages?

Here, we've had some fun predicting the possible outcomes for the tournament in Brazil, attempting to identify a path to the World Cup trophy for Spain. 

That possible route to glory is presented across the following slides. 

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