Spain’s new challenge: ending France’s streak in the semifinals

ESpain is dedicating itself in this Euro Cup to shut mouths and break statistics. First Mamardashvili saying that his teammate was better than the entire ‘La Roja’ attack, then it was Lehmann belittling the players because of his youth and also the negative results against the hosts. Wall after wall overcoming adversity and now he finds himself facing another: France’s incredible run in the semifinals. Luis de la Fuente’s men will look for a ticket to the final against the fearsome team of Kylian Mbappé and company.

The French have not lost a semi-final since the 1996 Euro in England. Since then, every time they reach one, they win. The most recent, against England in Qatar. On the contrary, Spain still remembers the defeat against Italy in the 2021 Euro Cup on penalties.

‘La Roja’ will try to emulate the Czech Republic, with Pavel Nedved at the helm, who beat Zidane’s France at Old Trafford. The French were unable to score a goal and The semifinals were decided from eleven meterswhere Reynald Pedros missed the decisive one to end the participation of the Gauls.

From there, a streak of nine semi-finals without losing: 1998, 2000, 2001 (Confederations Cup), 2003 (Confederations Cup), 2006, 2016, 2018, 2021 (Nations League) and 2022. At 9:00 p.m. they will have a new opportunity to continue increasing your numbers or put an end to it to his successful career in this phase of the tournaments.


Davide Piano

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