Spain set new world record of 28 competitive matches unbeaten

The world and European Champions have not lost a tournament fixture since the opening match of the 2010 World Cup and have eclipsed the record set by France fourteen years ago
Spain have broken the record for the highest number of competitive games without defeat following the 3-0 victory against Nigeria in their final group match of the Confederations Cup.

Vicente del Bosque's side have strung together a run of 28 consecutive matches without defeat in official Fifa competition, a run which goes back to their opening group match of the 2010 World Cup, when they lost 1-0 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 them record 24 wins and four draws with an aggregate score of 69-11. They have also managed 18 clean sheets in that time.

The previous record was held by France who, 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 their 25th consecutive victory in all competitions, with their last defeat coming in a 1-0 friendly loss to England at Wembley in November 2011.