|2006/09||Play-off for Final Tournament||10||5||2||3|
|1999/01||Play-off for Final Tournament||8||1||1||6|
|1993/95||Qualifying group stage||6||3||3||0|
|Full UEFA competition record|
|UEFA Women's EURO||84||26||21||37|
|FIFA Women's World Cup||30||14||5||11|
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.
2009: qualifying play-off
2005: did not qualify
2001: qualifying play-off
1991: did not qualify
1989: did not qualify
1987: did not qualify
1984: did not enter
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
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