Del Bosque eyeing more records
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has backed his record-breaking side to continue going from strength to strength.
The European champions became the first international team to claim 15 successive wins with 20 June's 2-0 triumph over South Africa in the FIFA Confederations Cup, eclipsing the mark they had held jointly held with Brazil, Australia and France.
The result also saw Spain equal Brazil's world-leading run of 35 games unbeaten, set between 1993 and 1996, and they will claim that record outright if they avoid defeat in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals.
"This team will break many more records," said the former Real Madrid supremo. "Some day we will lose, but until that happens we need to continue enjoying it. I'm proud of this group."
Delighted though he was with the win over South Africa and the world record, Del Bosque admits reaching the last four of the FIFA Confederations Cup was the priority: "I'm happy with both things, but above all getting through to the semi-finals. We've come here to win the Confederations Cup."
"We're very happy because we will go down in history with these two records. If they haven't been broken for so long it's because it isn't easy to do it," he said.
"We know that it's going to be harder each time to win games, that's normal. Our opponents are going to know more about us, and they will also want to beat us because defeating Spain now is like it was before to beat Brazil or Argentina."