How many times has Spain lost in the round of 16 in the World Cup and against who?
Spain has made it to the Round of 16 and lost four times in 16 World Cup appearances
Spain is one of only eight countries ever to have won the FIFA World Cup, having done so in 2010 in South Africa- their first and only victory.
While the team is one of the most present at the World Cup finals, with 16 appearances out of the 22 tournaments, they haven’t found much success in the last 12 years.
Spain Round of 16 losses at World Cups
In the last three World Cups (including Qatar 2022), Spain has made it twice to the Round of 16 but were eliminated both times.
2022: knocked out by Morocco
At the 2022 World Cup, Spain was eliminated by Morocco in the Round of 16 after Achraf Hakimi and Bono scored and saved the decisive penalty kicks of the match.
2018: knocked out in the Round of 16 by Russia
Four years earlier, Spain was also eliminated in the Round of 16 by Russia, the hosts, on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Before then, in 2014, Spain had a distressing tournament, becoming the fifth defending champions to not make it past the first round.
2006: knocked out by France
Rewinding back to 2006, France knocked Spain out of the tournament in Germany
1990: knocked out in the Round of 16 by Yugoslavia
The only other time Spain had made it to the Round of 16 and lost was in 1990 when Yugoslavia defeated Spain 2–1 to knock the Spaniards out of the tournament.