Spanish men’s team is the current European vice-champion while the women’s team is current world champion who won the fourth place at the last EURO.
At the last European Championships, men’s team led by Jaime Osborne had the highest number of realized penalties (22/26) and, with Russia, they had the best percentage of shot (67%). It was their first final match in major competitions since 2006.
Goalkeeper Ramon Fuentes contributed to Spanish silver medal a lot, who defended 4/4 in the semi-finals against Hungary and took his team to the finals. Spanish defense specialist, Hagi Toure was the best defensive player at the World Championship in Budapest last year.
Head coach Daniel Lara led women’s team to the gold medal at the World Championships in Budapest last year. At the European Championship in Lloret de Mar, 2015, Spanish players were the most efficient team in the competition (179/277) with the highest number of stolen balls (33) and blocked strikes (32).
Jeniffer Bermejo Gutierrez was one of the best shooters at last EURO with 108 scored points. Bermejo Gutierrez is a left wing player and one of the best shooters in Spanish league. Raquel Cano was the best right winger at last World Championships.
Spanish men’s team will play their first match at the upcoming EURO against Russia while the women’s team will compete against Switzerland.