It’s no surprise that Spain are among the front-runners to win the tournament in the 2014 World Cup betting markets.
Despite being drawn against Netherlands and Chile in Group B, the current World and European Champions are sure to qualify from the group and will strive to reach the final once again.
HOW SPAIN GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
Spain qualified as winners of Group I, the only five-team group in the UEFA qualifying campaign.
Winning all but two of their eight games – and conceding just three goals – Vincent Del Bosque’s men edged France into second place by three points, forcing Les Blues into the Playoffs.
SPAIN MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
Former Real Madrid boss Vincent Del Bosque took over as Spain manager following their maiden European Championships triumph in 2008. He then bettered predecessor Luis Aragones' achievement by leading Spain to their first ever World Cup win in 2010.
Spain became the first side to successfully retain the European Championships in 2012 and will arrive at the 2014 World Cup looking to become the first side since Brazil in 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups.
SPAIN KEY PLAYER
Andres Iniesta goal to give Spain their first World Cup in South Africa and he made it two Man of the Match Final performances in the Euro 2012 final - on his way to being named UEFA's Player of the Tournament.
The Barcelona playmaker is still a major influence for Spain's passing style, owing to his creativeness and adaptibility in the midfield.
After enjoying yet another season at the Nou Camp, Spain will be confident of doing well if Iniesta can match his inspired club form in Brazil.
SPAIN 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIP
Despite recording an impressive International resume in recent years, Spain came unstuck against hosts Brazil in last year's Confederations Cup final, losing 3-0.
With the South American sides tipped to do well and Spain dominating the last two European Championships, select Spain to be the top European team for the 2014 World Cup.
SPAIN 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, Pepe Reina, David de Gea.
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Cesar Azplicueta, Juanfran, Javi Martinez, Raul Albiol, Alberto Moreno.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Ander Iturraspe, David Silva, Santi Cazorla, Koke, Tiago Alcantara, Juan Mata.
Forwards: Diego Costa, David Villa, Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas, Pedro Rodriguez, Fernando Llorente, Fernando Torres.