16 Reasons You Should Be Cheering For Spain During The World Cup

Ladies and gentlemen, the reigning World Champions!

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2. This is their line-up for this year's World Cup. Talk about impressive!

OFFICIAL | These are the 23 players who will represent us in a DREAM to conquer the second WORLD CUP!

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OFFICIAL | These are the 23 players who will represent us in a DREAM to conquer the second WORLD CUP!

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8. They won the last two Euro titles (2012 and 2008) as well as the 2010 World Cup, making them the first team to win three consecutive continental championships.

10. They hosted the World Cup in 1982 and this was their mascot:

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It's called Naranjito. Even though not everyone liked him at the time, Naranjito has had some mad staying power.

11. Their greatest player ever is Iker Casillas, who is Spain's current goalkeeper and captain.

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He also holds the record for the longest time defending goals for “La Roja.”

13. Every time Spain plays, the cameras will constantly jump to shots of Shakira juxtaposed with Pique.

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If Spain gives up a goal, her suffering and angst will be our suffering and angst.