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Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 13.47CET


Last updated: 19/07/2013 01:07 CET


P: Played   
Pts: Points   


Last result

Norway (A)


Last updated: 15/10/2014 18:56 CET

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
2006/09Play-off for Final Tournament10523
2003/05Qualifying round8215
1999/01Play-off for Final Tournament8116
1993/95Qualifying group stage6330
Full UEFA competition record
UEFA Women's EURO84262137
FIFA Women's World Cup3014511
Qualifying matches included
Last updated: 26/07/2013 15:15 CET
Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 13.47CET



Spain reached the 1997 semi-finals but had not qualified since until their dramatic play-off defeat of Scotland 15 years later.

For UEFA Women's EURO 2009, they were fancied to beat the Netherlands to clinch a finals berth but lost both legs 2-0, having only just been pipped to an automatic place by England when they came back from two down to draw 2-2, the same country getting the same outcome the same way in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying.

This time, Spain had hopes of first place in their group after they recovered from two down to draw 2-2 with a late goal at home to Germany, who had not dropped a qualifying point since 1999. But away losses to Germany and then Switzerland left Spain having to make do with the play-offs.

Away to Scotland at Hampden Park, they came from behind thanks to Adriana's goal, but she then had a penalty saved. In the home return, another Adriana goal pegged back Scotland for extra-time in Madrid, where the visitors scored first. With seven minutes left, Silvia Meseguer levelled the aggregate scoreline but Scotland still led on away goals, and when Verónica Boquete's late penalty was saved all seemed lost. However, she was to score with the very last kick to send Spain through.

Tournament record
2009: qualifying play-off
2005: did not qualify
2001: qualifying play-off
1997: semi-finals
1995: quarter-finals
1993: quarter-finals
1991: did not qualify
1989: did not qualify
1987: did not qualify
1984: did not enter

2013 qualifying
Group 2 runners-up, P10 W6 D2 L2 F43 A14 Pts20

Top scorer: Verónica Boquete 11
Most appearances: Miriam Diéguez, Silvia Meseguer, Sonia 12

Friendly results since qualifying
16 January: W2-1 v Russia (h, Murcia)
12 February: D0-0 v Denmark (h, Las Rozas)
28 June: D2-2 Denmark (a, Vejle)

Competition record win
17-0 v Slovenia (h), 20/03/94, 1995 qualifying

Competition record defeat
0-8 v Sweden (a), 02/06/96, 1997 qualifying

Last updated: 14/07/13 22.41CET

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