Spain has won eight of their ten fixtures against Poland, including a 6-0 success in the most recent back in 2010.
The two sides meet in Group E for the first time since 2010 at the Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla. Previous meetings between the sides suggest a tough night for the visitors.
Spain beat Poland 6-0 in a friendly in Murcia on 8 June 2010. Match was final warm-up for Vicente del Bosque’s side before their World Cup triumph in South Africa.
Poland’s sole success against Spain came in the teams’ first friendly, a 2-1 victory at at the Estadio de Sarriá in Barcelona in November 1980. The teams have been involved in only two previous competitive fixtures, in qualifying for the inaugural 1960 UEFA European Championship.
Alfredo Di Stéfano and Luis Suárez both scored twice in a 4-2 Spain win in Chorzów on 28 June 1959, and 3-0 win in Madrid four months later.
FACTS ABOUT SPAIN:
Spain finished second in Group D after a 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Matchday 3 at UEFA EURO 2016. Vicente del Bosque’s side have now gone 14 finals matches without defeat.
Spain had more shots (227), possession (70%) and completed a greater percentage of their passes (91%) than any other team in qualifying for the tournament. Spain’s overall record in Seville is W39 D5 L4.
They are scheduled to play Portugal in a friendly at La Cartuja on 4 June 2021.
Spain are one of five sides who did not lose a game in the UEFA EURo 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures – Denmark and Ukraine.
Spain has won eight and drawn two of their ten qualifiers to finish on 26 points in Group F, five above second-placed Sweden – who are also in Group E at the final tournament at the Seville Stadium.
FACTS ABOUT POLAND:
Poland are appearing at their fourth straight final tournament. Poland have never won a final at a major tournament before. They have only lost once in their last 18 European Championship qualifiers.
Poland’s last defeat came in a 2-0 defeat by Slovenia on 6 September 2019. The last four of the tournament will be played in Seville.
Poland face Spain in the final on Sunday (kick-off 3pm kick-off) . The match will be Poland’s first game in Spain since the 1982 World Cup semi-final against Italy (2-0 loss).
Poland has not lost to Spain in seven of their eight official away games in Spain.
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