Spain and Germany face-off record before Qatar World Cup match

Photo by Harry Langer/Defody Images via Getty Images

Spain and Germany will meet in Group E for a headline fixture during the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, so what is La Rosa and Die Manschaft’s face-off record?

The match throws an opening tie between the two former champions in their second tie on 27 November. Spain will begin their tournament against Costa Rica on 23 November as Germany face Japan, before switching opponents on 1 December to determine who will progress.

It is the only group to feature two former World Cup winners, with record five-time champions Brazil in Group G, Argentina in Group C, France in Group D, Uruguay in Group H and England in Group B. Four-time winners Italy failed to advance beyond their qualifiers.

Photo by Alex Gottschalk/Defody Images via Getty Images

Germany will try to equal Brazil’s record five titles in the Middle East and beat second-placed Italy. Die Manschaft won its fourth and most recent World Cup in 2014 in Brazil, while Selçao last won in 2002 and Azzurri won four years later.

Spain sit with England as one-time champions after a win in South Africa in 2010, during which they beat Germany 1–0 in the semi-finals. Carles Puyol led into Xavi’s corner for the only goal of the affair in Durban, sending La Rosa to their first, and so far, only final.

Germany and Spain will reach Qatar among the top contenders to win the World Cup. Die Manshaft has been unbeaten in 13 games since Hansi Flick took over from Joachim Low in 2021, while La Rosa has lost only four of 31 games under Luis Enrique.

Photo by Simon Brutti/Anichens/Getty Images

Spain and Germany face-to-face record in World Cup

It will be their fifth match in the headline group stage tie final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar between Spain and Germany. La Rosa and Die Manshaft have not met in South Africa since the 2010 edition, in which Puyol sent Vicente del Bosque’s side 1–0.

It returned Spain’s only win over Germany in the World Cup final as well as their only clean sheet. La Rosa has scored in all four of their previous meetings with Germany, but Die Manschaft took a 5–4 aggregate lead after two 2–1 wins and a 1–1 draw.

Germany won their first and second meetings with Spain 2–1 in the final during the 1966 and 1982 editions. The first meeting also took place during the group stage, as West Germany topped Group 2 ahead of Argentina, while Spain finished third with Switzerland.

The 1982 meeting took place in the second round of the tournament organized by Spain, which took the form of the second group stage. West Germany will top the table by one point from England, while La Rosa finished third, which only held the Three Lions to a goalless draw.

Spain and Germany would expect the Group E standings to reflect the 1994 edition in the United States. After a 1–1 draw during their second match of the first round in the tournament, Die Manshaft finished top of Group C by defeating La Rosa, two points above South Korea and Bolivia.

Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images

Spain and Germany face-to-face record at European Championships

Spain and Germany have also met five times during the finals of the European Championships so far. They hold an equal record in the tournament with two wins and one draw, with Die Manschaft taking a 5–3 aggregate advantage after their two 2–0 victories.

The first European Championship encounter between the nations resulted in a 1–1 draw in the 1976 tournament. Germany and Spain have alternated between victories, with Die Manshaft winning in 1976 and ’88, while La Rosa won in ’84 and 2008.

Germany’s victory in 1976 saw Die Manschaft qualify for the final after defeating Spain in the quarter-finals. Their victory at Euro 1988 came in the final group stage game from Italy in top Group 1, while La Rosa pulled out of the competition in West Germany with Denmark.

Spain would advance to the final of Euro 1984 before losing to host country France after beating Germany in the group stage. But their highlight victory came at Euro 2008, as La Rosa beat Die Manschaft 1–0 through Fernando Torres in the final in Vienna for their second title.

David S. Photo by Bustamante / Socrates / Getty Images

Spain and Germany face-to-face record in UEFA Nations League

Spain and Germany last met in any competition in November 2020 as La Rosa suffered a 6-0 defeat in the UEFA Nations League. Enrique’s humble Lo’s men attacked the net with Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres (3), Rodri and Mikel Oyarzabal in the clash in Seville.

La Rosa will finish at the top of the First Nations League group stage of League A Group 4 with Die Manshaft in second. The nations leveled in the 94th minute after an earlier goal from Timo Werner with Jose Gaya in their first meeting in September 2020.

Spain and Germany face-to-face record in international friendship

Spain and Germany have also met on 14 occasions in friendly matches between 1935 and 2018. La Rosa has won four of its non-competitive meetings so far, while Die Manschaft has taken the lead in five. The nations have also drawn five encounters, including the last in March 2018.

The first friendly between Spain and Germany saw La Rosa win 2–1, while Die Manschaft won the first in 1936. They are joined by the results of eight Spain victories, nine Germany victories and eight draws during the World Cup, European Championship and UEFA Nations League.

In other news, the title-winning club confirms the ‘sensational’ striker will not be joining West Hamo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.