Austria v Spain: Women's EURO quarter-final facts

Austria and Spain come together for the first time in any UEFA Women's EURO match as they face off in the quarter-finals in Tilburg on Sunday.

Austria are the only one of the debutants to reach the last eight
Austria are the only one of the debutants to reach the last eight ©Sportsfile

• Austria were the only one of the five tournament debutants to make it to the quarter-finals, beating Switzerland 1-0, holding France 1-1 and defeating Iceland 3-0 to top Group C.

• Spain were second in Group D despite following their 2-0 victory over Portugal by losing 2-0 to England and 1-0 against Scotland. They were second ahead of Scotland and Portugal on three-way head-to-head goal difference, therefore keeping up their record of always getting past the group stage as runners-up after 1997 and 2013.

Quarter-final pedigree
• Spain advanced to the quarter-finals in 2013, losing 3-1 to Norway. They reached the semis in 1997 when eight teams competed in the group stage and there was no quarter-final round.

Previous meetings
• Spain and Austria met for the first time in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualfiying. Spain won 2-0 at home and 1-0 away in the space of six days in October 2009 but both teams finished behind England in the group. Spain and Austria are also matched in 2019 World Cup qualifying.

• Since 2009 they have played twice in friendles in Spain, the home side winning 4-1 in February 2012. It ended in a 2-2 draw in February 2015.

Disicplinary
• Austria's Nina Burger, Laura Feiersinger, Virginia Kirchberger and Sarah Zadrazil are one booking from missing the semi-finals, as are Spain's Leila Ouahabi, Irene Paredes and Andrea Pereira.

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