Spain has broken the record for the highest number of competitive games without defeat following a 3-0 victory against Nigeria in its final group match of the Confederations Cup.
Vicente del Bosque's side has strung together a run of 28 consecutive matches without defeat in official FIFA competition, a run which goes back to its opening group match of the 2010 World Cup, a 1-0 loss to Switzerland.
Spain's run, which began with a 2-0 victory over Honduras in the second group game of the World Cup in South Africa, has seen it record 24 wins and four draws with an aggregate score of 69-11. Del Bosque's men have also managed 18 clean sheets in that time.
The previous record was held by France which, under the coaching of Aime Jacquet and later, Roger Lemerre, went unbeaten for five years between September 1994 and March 1999, although that run does include a 6-5 defeat on penalties to Czech Republic in Euro '96.
Spain's 3-0 victory against Nigeria also marks its 25th consecutive victory in all competitions, with its last defeat coming in a 1-0 friendly loss to England at Wembley in November 2011.
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