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Spain reap the rewards

Published: Monday 1 August 2011, 11.25CET
We investigate a golden era of Spanish youth football.
Spain reap the rewards
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF & Spain 2008) ©AFP
Published: Monday 1 August 2011, 11.25CET

Spain reap the rewards

We investigate a golden era of Spanish youth football.

In the period from 1995 to 2010, Spain won nine UEFA titles from Under-16 to U19 level while also finishing runners-up at these youth championships on six occasions. It was an era that produced FIFA World Cup winners Fernando Torres, Sergio Ramos and final hero Andrés Iniesta. But what was the secret of Spain's success? We asked the key men involved at the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to try to find out.

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