Rewind to 1950

The roots of La Furia Roja

March 21, 2013
By Jon Carter
Spanish football has enjoyed an incredible rise in recent years as they became the first team to claim three back-to-back major international titles: Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. But it hasn't always been that way. For years, the Spanish national side was viewed as underachieving - a hotbed of Iberian talent that could never quite reach its full potential. The World Cup of 1950 changed the perception of La Furia Roja on the international stage forever.

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