The Germany national football team represents Germany in men's international football and played its first match in 1908. The team is governed by the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund), founded in 1900.
The Spain national rugby union team represents Spain in men's international rugby union competitions , nicknamed Los Leones, is administered by the Spanish Rugby Federation. The team annually takes part in the European Nations Cup, the highest European rugby championship outside the Six Nations.
Spain's only Rugby World Cup appearance was in 1999 when they competed in Pool A against South Africa , Scotland and Uruguay. Spain lost all three games, and finished the tournament ranked 18th out of 20 teams.
Basketball is a popular sport in Spain, second in popularity only to association football. The top Spanish League, Liga ACB, is a member of ULEB, and the top Spanish League teams can compete in Europe, most notably in the Euroleague and Eurocup, and also under the FIBA Europe umbrella, in the FIBA Europe Cup.
The Spain national basketball team represents Spain in men's international basketball competition. They are managed by the Spanish Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Spain.
The Spanish basketball league system is a series of connected competitions for professional basketball clubs in Spain. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels.
Spain B was a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the Spain national football team. They commonly played matches against 'B' teams from other football associations, from 1949 to 1981.
The Brazil versus Germany association football match that took place on 8 July 2014 at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte was the first of two semi-final matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The 1974 FIFA World Cup was the 10th FIFA World Cup, and was played in West Germany between 13 June and 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded.