Find the pdf with the official 16 player Delegation List here.
Find the pdf with the official 28 player squad list here.
Spain was present at the 3rd European Championship in Holland (1998), a tournament in which Spain ranked 12th. The national team failed to qualify for the next EURO and were next seen again at the final tournament in Denmark 2002, despite an unwelcome result, the Spanish Team has participated in every relevant European event since, obtaining the 8th position in 2004, 9th in 2006 and 2008 in FYR Macedonia - where a spectacular performance earned the national women´s team of Spain its very first medal.
On the World stage, the first time that the Spanish team participated in a World Championship was in 1993, when they went to Norway to participate at the 11th edition of the top international competition. The team´s performance in Norway was not spectacular and the team had to be satisfied with ranking 15th.
After playing at the World Championship organised by Norway in 1993, the Spanish team disappeared for three editions of the competition before participating again at the tournament organized by Italy in 2001.
Spain ranked in the top ten. Since then, Spain has been present at three World Championships, achieving the fifth place in 2003, tenth in 2007 and fourth at the last edition celebrated in China in December, 2009.
Spain returns to the 2010 EHF EURO as reigning Vice Champions.
Six straight victories in six games put Spain at the top of Qualification Group 5, leaving Serbia, Turkey and Greece far behind.
"The Spanish goal is to play at the European Championship with the best possible physical condition. Spain is well aware that it faces a very strong group and will face difficulties playing again Denmark on its home grounds and the two other teams (Romania and Serbia) that are able to beat any team at any match. In any case, we cannot make a prediction on what is going to happen at the championship until we know the condition of our players. For sure, it will be a difficult tournament; and the teams now respect us much more after our last result."
Born in October 16, 1962, Jorge Dueñas, the coach from Vizcaya has being seated on the Spanish bench for 69 matches, 34 official and 35 friendly matches.
His achievements at leading the Spanish team are 41 victories, 6 draws and 22 defeats. After being nominated as coach of the Women´s National Team in
October 2007, his first match was in October 18th, 2007 at the ”VI Nations”
Tournament, celebrated in Holland, and in which Spain was defeated (31:32) by Poland. He has led the Women´s National Team at a European Championship
(Macedonia 2008) and twice at a World Championship (France 2007 and
The line player had her international debut in October 2004 when Spain defeated the Netherlands in an away game of the "Lucardi Cup". Since then the player from Vigo has worn the Spain shirt 123 times and scored 269 goals for her home country. Currently she plays for the Spanish champion and EHF Women´s Champions League participant S.D. Itxako. The experienced Fernández has participated in three European Championships (Hungary
2004, Sweden 2006 and Macedonia 2008) and in two World Championships
(France 2007 and China 2009).
The 1983 born goalkeeper from Salamanca has defended the Spanish goal in 59 matches, since she for the first time was keeping the goal in November 2006 in a "Silesia Cup" match against Italy in Poland. González has experience from two editions of the European Championship (Sweden 2006 and Macedonia 2008) and in one World Championship (China 2009). Presently she plays for the club C.Le.Ba. BM León, also participating in the Women´s EHF Cup.
The left wing player and left back from Danish club Team Esbjerg, participant in the EHF Cup, has in her 171 matches for Spain scored an impressive 689 goals. She had her national team debut when she was 17 in October 2000 in a ”Silesia Cup” match against host nation Poland. The player, who was born on the Canary Islands, has taken part at four European Championships (Denmark 2002, Hungary 2004, Sweden 2006 and Macedonia 2008) and at three World Championships (Italy 2001, Croatia 2003, France 2007 and China 2009).
|2009||World Championship in China||4th place|
|2008||European Championship in FYR Macedonia||SILVER|
|2008||Olympic Games in Beijing||did not qualify|
|2007||World Championship in France||10th place|
|2006||European Championship in Sweden||9th place|
|2005||World Championship in Russia||did not qualify|
|2004||European Championship in Hungary||8th place|
|2004||Olympic Games in Athens||6th place|
|2003||World Championship in Croatia||5th place|
|2002||European Championship in Denmark||13th place|
|2001||World Championship in Italy||10th place|
|2000||European Championship in Romania||did not qualify|
|2000||Olympic Games in Sydney||did not qualify|
|1999||World Championship in Norway/Denmark||did not qualify|
|1998||European Championship in the Netherlands||12th place|
|1997||World Championship in Germany||did not qualify|
|1996||European Championship Denmark||did not qualify|
|1996||Olympic Games in Atlanta||did not qualify|
|1995||World Championship in Austria/Hungary||did not qualify|
|1994||European Championship in Germany||did not qualify|
They are one of the teams, where every single player has to perform well to succeed. With the superb Mangué, one of the best players in Denmark, they can do well. In defence they play very offensive, which can be difficult for teams who do not know how to split that. Spain will always be outsiders in the race to the title, but you can never be sure where they will end up.
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