11:12  ,  June 14, 2014

2014 World Cup: Spain break record

Spain national football squad and FC Real Madrid (Spain) midfielder Xabi Alonso opened scoring with a penalty kick during Spain’s 2014 World Cup group phase opener Friday against the Netherlands. As a result, Alonso broke Spain’s record, since this was their 17th penalty shot in world cups, Marca reported.

Germany, Brazil, and Mexico have taken 12 penalty kicks, apiece, while Italy, Argentina, and France were awarded 11, 10, and 9 penalty shots, each, respectively, in the world cups.  

Even though Xabi Alonso converted the aforesaid penalty kick, as reported earlier, the reining world and European champions Spain were thrashed by Holland by a score of 1-5.

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