As Title Holders of the World Cup 2010, Spain secured participation in the Confederations Cup in Brazil in 2013; Spain, however, will still have to play Qualifyings and fight for a slot in the World Cup 2014.
Spain started the Cup in Group H, along with Switzerland, Chile and Honduras.
From the start, the Spaniards were the major favourites to win the Cup; the Spanish team had won the Eurocup 2008, and had won all 10 matches of their group in the Qualifying for 2014.
Spain started with a surprising defeat to Switzerland, followed by two winnings; the team finished first of the group (had they finished second, the Spaniards would have to face Brazil in the following round).
In the following round, Spain beat Portugal by 1 x 0.
In the quarter final, Spain beat Paraguay by 1 x 0.
In the semi-final, Spain beat Germany by 1 x 0.
And in the final match, Spain beat The Netherlands by 1 x 0, with a goal five minutes before the end of the extension time.
Spain won the World Cup scoring only 7 goals (the lowest number ever for a World Cup champion). Five goals were scored by David Villa; Andres Iniesta scored the last goal, against Holland.