Adidas - Spain 2006 Home Football Shirt 'RAUL'
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6/10 - The last dance, looks for a new owner for the last time.
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Player Name - RAUL
In 2006, Spain's national football team participated in the FIFA World Cup held in Germany. This tournament came before the era of Spain's international dominance, which would be sparked by their European Championship victory in 2008.
2006 FIFA World Cup: Spain entered the 2006 World Cup with a talented squad, and expectations were cautiously optimistic. The team was managed by Luis Aragonés, who was in the midst of building the side that would later achieve unprecedented success.
In the group stage, Spain performed impressively, winning all three matches against Ukraine, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. This strong start set them up as one of the favorites to progress further in the tournament.
However, the Round of 16 brought disappointment. Spain was eliminated by France with a 3-1 defeat. Despite taking the lead through a David Villa penalty, goals from Franck Ribéry, Patrick Vieira, and Zinedine Zidane turned the match around for France. This exit continued Spain's history of falling short in World Cup tournaments, a narrative that would only be altered with their World Cup triumph in 2010.
- David Villa: The striker was one of Spain's main attacking threats and the team's top scorer in the tournament.
- Fernando Torres: Another key forward, who was beginning to make his mark on the international stage.
- Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta: Both midfielders were central to Spain's style of play, although Iniesta was not yet the international star he would become in subsequent years.
- Iker Casillas: The goalkeeper and eventual captain of Spain, who would lead the team during their golden era.
Playing Style: Luis Aragonés was in the process of instilling the tiki-taka style of play that would later become synonymous with Spanish football. The 2006 World Cup saw glimpses of this possession-based approach, but it was not yet fully realized or as effective as it would be in the future.
Aftermath and Legacy: The 2006 World Cup was a turning point for Spain. After the tournament, Aragonés made the controversial decision to drop star striker Raúl from the team, which allowed younger talents like Villa and Torres to become the focal points of the attack. This paved the way for the success that followed, as Spain went on to win Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup, and Euro 2012, establishing one of the greatest dynasties in football history.