Spain surpass France’s record and make it 28 matches unbeaten

Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain set a new record of 28 consecutive competitive matches without defeat

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Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain beat Nigeria 3-0 on Sunday Photo: The Sport Review

Sunday night’s 3-0 Confederations Cup victory over Nigeria saw Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain set a new record of 28 consecutive competitive matches without defeat.

The previous record was held by France, who went unbeaten for five years between September 1994 and March 1999.

Spain’s run began on 21 June against Honduras – just after their defeat by Switzerland in the opening match of 2010 World Cup South Africa although Del Bosque has lost friendlies during this time.

Spain’s unbeaten run, in official competition, from most recent, in chronological order, is below.

Spain’s unbeaten record

Spain – Nigeria (2013 Confederations Cup) 3-0

Spain – Tahiti (2013 Confederations Cup). 10-0

Spain – Uruguay (2013 Confederations Cup)- 2-1

France – Spain (2014 World Cup qualifier). 0-1

Spain – Finland (2014 World Cup qualifier). 1-1

Spain – France (2014 World Cup qualifier). 1-1

Belarus – Spain (2014 World Cup qualifier). 0-4

Georgia – Spain (2014 World Cup qualifier). 0-1

Spain – Italy (Euro 2012). 4-0

Spain – Portugal (Euro 2012). 0-0

Spain – France (Euro 2012). 2-0

Spain – Croatia (Euro 2012). 1-0

Spain – Republic of Ireland (Euro 2012). 4-0

Spain – Italy (Euro 2012). 1-1

Spain – Scotland (Euro 2012 qualifier). 3-1

Czech Republic – Spain (Euro 2012 qualifier). 0-2

Spain – Liechtenstein (Euro 2012 qualifier). 6-0

Lithuania – Spain (Euro 2012 qualifier). 1-3

Spain – Czech Republic (Euro 2012 qualifier). 2-1

Scotland – Spain (Euro 2012 qualifier). 2.3

Spain – Lithuania (Euro 2012 qualifier). 3-1

Liechtenstein – Spain (Euro 2012 qualifier). 0-4

Spain – Holland (2010 World Cup). 1-0

Spain – Germany (2010 World Cup). 1-0

Spain – Paraguay (2010 World Cup). 1-0

Spain – Portugal (2010 World Cup). 1-0

Spain – Chile (2010 World Cup) 2-1

Spain – Honduras (2010 World Cup) 2-0

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