FOOTBALL - Click Read More to see some key facts concerning Friday’s World Cup qualifier between Belarus and Spain.
> Belarus will be the 79th opponents in the history of the Spanish national team. After this confrontation, there will be only three federations affiliated to UEFA today that have never faced Spain: Kazakhstan, Moldova and Montenegro. The only team in the world that has faced all 53 countries that comprise the European confederation is Estonia.
> Belarus have lost only one of their last six competitive matches in Minsk (0-2 against Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2 September 2011).
> Spain will play for the ninth time in its history on their national holiday, a date that has garnered five wins, two draws and one loss so far. The only loss (1-2 against France, 10 Dec 1991) was especially painful because it virtually closed Spain’s road to Euro 92 and was the first defeat of the team in the city of Seville, after a run 71 years without losing a single match in Seville.
> Since Antonio Di Natale scored against Spain at Euro 2012, ‘La Roja’ have scored 13 unanswered goals, the second longest streak in team history behind the 27 without reply between October 1998 and September 2009.
> In their last 79 international matches, Spain have not received a single red card, but have seen an opposing player taking an early bath on 11 occasions.
Stats courtesy of @2010MisterChip