Factbox: Spain v Ireland

Reuters , Thursday 14 Jun 2012

Facts and figures ahead of Thursday's Euro 2012 Group C match between Spain and Ireland at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (1845 GMT)


 * Spain and Ireland have met 14 times in competition over the past 40 years and the Spaniards hold a clear advantage with
eight games won and four drawn to Ireland's two victories.                     
 * Since the 1-0 defeat by Switzerland in the opening match of the World Cup two years ago, Spain have failed to score in
only two of 29 internationals.  
 * Spain's run of 14 consecutive victories in competitive matches since their 1-0 loss to the Swiss came to an end with
the 1-1 draw against Italy on Sunday.   
 * Ireland's run of 14 matches without defeat also ended on Sunday with the 3-1 defeat by Croatia.    
* The three goals conceded to the Croatians were as many as the total Ireland let in during their unbeaten run, which
included 11 clean sheets.                     
 * Croatia's Mario Mandzukic on Sunday became the first player to score two goals in a game against Ireland since Robert
Lewandowki of Poland who struck twice in a 3-2 win in a November 2008 friendly.             

 

Previous meetings:        

26/04/31 Fr Spain 1 Ireland 1 Barcelona
13/12/31 Fr Ireland 0 Spain 5 Dublin
23/06/46 Fr Spain 0 Ireland 1 Madrid
2/03/47 Fr Ireland 3 Spain 2 Dublin
30/05/48 Fr Spain 2 Ireland 1 Barcelona
12/06/49 Fr Ireland 1 Spain 4 Dublin
 1/06/52 Fr Spain 6 Ireland 0 Madrid
27/11/55 Fr Ireland 2 Spain 2 Dublin
15/10/58 Fr Spain 6  Ireland 2  Madrid
11/03/64  ECQ Spain 5 Ireland 1  Seville
 8/04/64  ECQ Ireland 0  Spain 2  Dublin
 5/05/65 WCQ Ireland 1 Spain 0 Dublin
27/10/65 WCQ Spain 4 Ireland 1 Seville
10/11/65 WCQ Spain 1 Ireland 0 Paris
23/10/66 ECQ Ireland 0 Spain 0 Dublin
 7/12/66  ECQ Spain 2  Ireland  0  Valencia
 9/02/77  Fr  Ireland  0  Spain 1 Dublin
17/11/82  ECQ Ireland 3  Spain 3  Dublin
27/04/83  ECQ Spain 2  Ireland 0  Zaragoza
26/05/83  Fr  Ireland 0 Spain 0  Cork
16/11/88  WCQ Spain 2  Ireland 0  Seville
26/04/89  WCQ Ireland 1  Spain 0  Dublin
18/11/92  WCQ Spain 0  Ireland 0  Seville
13/10/93  WCQ Ireland 1  Spain 3  Dublin
16/06/02  WCF Spain 1  Ireland  1  Suwon              

Head to head  

Played: 25
Spain   14 wins
Ireland 4 wins
Draws    7  



Key: WCF = World Cup finals, ECQ = European Championship

qualifier,Fr = Friendly                   

 

      

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