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Watch: How Spain won their seventh Futsal EURO

Published: Sunday 14 February 2016, 13.12CET
Posting five wins and a joint record 27 goals, seven coming in the final, Spain were supreme in claiming their seventh UEFA Futsal EURO title. Watch highlights of their games in Belgrade.
by Paul Saffer
from Belgrade
Watch: How Spain won their seventh Futsal EURO
There was no stopping Spain at Arena Belgrade ©Sportsfile
 

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  • UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 draw
  • Mile Simeunović (UEFA Futsal EURO draw)
  • Trophy handover (UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 draw)
  • Aleksander Čeferin (UEFA Futsal EURO draw)
Published: Sunday 14 February 2016, 13.12CET

Watch: How Spain won their seventh Futsal EURO

Posting five wins and a joint record 27 goals, seven coming in the final, Spain were supreme in claiming their seventh UEFA Futsal EURO title. Watch highlights of their games in Belgrade.

Even by Spain's standard, it was an extraordinary victory.

Spain's nine-year reign as UEFA Futsal EURO holders was ended in the 2014 semi-finals after extra time by Russia, but after that they embarked on a run of 22 straight victories including the three in qualifying that booked their place in Belgrade. Key players Fernandao, Sergio Lozano, Adri and Aicardo were ruled out before the finals, but that did not stop Spain producing perhaps the best of their seven European title triumphs, the first time they have won every game without even needing extra time.

Click on the video players to watch highlights of each game.

Group B: Spain 5-2 Hungary
Spain had beaten Hungary 5-0 in qualifying, actually the closest of their three main round games, and even without injured captain Ortiz, José Venancio López's men hit five again.

Group B: Ukraine 1-4 Spain
Already through, Spain made sure of first place in the group as two of the tournament's revelations, Alex and Mario Rivillos, scored twice.

Quarter-final: Portugal 2-6 Spain
Spain were three up by half-time and despite two goals by Ricardinho, the second another extraordinary strike, Portugal's wretched run against their neighbours went on.

Semi-final: Spain 5-3 Kazakhstan
Spain actually trailed for four minutes and had a 4-1 lead cut to 4-3 late on, but in the end the finals debutants, without forward-running goalkeeper Higuita, were beaten.

Final: Russia 3-7 Spain
No final had been won by more than two goals and no team had scored more than five in a decider, but both those records went as Spain took their tally in Belgrade to 27, equalling the best ever. It was Spain's seventh win in eight final appearances; there have only been ten in total.

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