Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spain team kits World Cup 1998 France

Below kits: Adidas with red shirt with the dark blue panels reduced to under the arms and down each side for their home strip. The Apain kits has the no.6 on the front and rear indicating it was the shirt of midfielder player Fernando Hierro, who at the time played for Spainish club, Real Madrid.
1998 World Cup in France, Javier Clemente second World Cup as Spain's coach. Many new rising stars such as Raul Gonzalez and Fernando Morientes were giving Spanish fans hope for the upcoming tournament. Group D consisted of Spain, Bulgaria, Paraguay, and Nigeria, many considered this group to be the Group of Death of the entire tournament. In their first game against African powers Nigeria, Spain led 1-0 and 2-1 in each half with much superiority. However, Nigeria amazingly turned the game around in the last twenty minutes and won 3-2 largely in part by an error made by all-time capped Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta. This defeat left Spain's hopeful campaign in ruins and sent Javier Clemente searching for answers. Their second game was a minor improvement, but left Spanish fans disappointed once again as Spain could only manage a 0-0 draw with Paraguay. After only a point from their first two games, Spain needed to rely on Nigeria and Paraguay drawing their match in order to qualify. In their last group game Spain fought valiantly to crush Bulgaria 6-1 hoping that goal differential would send them through. Spain's hopes did not go as planned as Paraguay defeated Nigeria 3-1. Spain were eliminated in the first round with only four points and finished third behind Paraguay and Nigeria. This was by far one of the most disappointing Spanish campaigns in recent times.
Match Featuring:
P W D L Gls Pts
NIGERIA 3 2 0 1 5-5 6
PARAGUAY 3 1 2 0 3-1 5
Spain 3 1 1 1 8-4 4
Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 1-7 1
Jun 13 Nantes
Spain v Nigeria 2-3
Jun 19 St Etienne
Spain v Paraguay 0-0
Jun 24 Lens
Bulgaria v Spain 1-6
Spain squads:
1 GK Andoni ZUBIZARRETA, 2 DF Albert FERRER, 3 DF Agustin ARANZABAL, 4 DF RAFAEL ALKORTA Martinez, 5 DF ABELARDO Fernandez, 6 MD Fernando HIERRO, 7 FW Fernando MORIENTES, 8 FW Julen GUERRERO, 9 FW Juan PIZZI, 10 FW RAUL Gonzalez Blanco, 11 FW ALFONSO Perez, 12 DF SERGI Barjuan, 13 GK Santiago CANIZAREZ, 14 DF IVAN CAMPO Ramos, 15 DF Carlos AGUILERA, 16 MD Alberto CELADES, 17 FW Joseba ETXEBERRIA, 18 MD Guillermo AMOR, 19 FW Francisco Narvaez KIKO, 20 DF Miguel Angel NADAL, 21 FW LUIS ENRIQUE, 22 GK Francisco MOLINA, Coach:Javier Clemente

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