FOOTBALL - Click Read More to see some key facts concerning Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Spain and France.
> France and Spain have scored in their last 19 World Cup qualifiers. There is only one country in the world with a better current streak: United States (24 games). The absolute record belongs to Germany, who scored in 36 consecutive World Cup qualifiers between 1934 and 1985.
> Spain is one of only five teams in the world that have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, along with Brazil (45 home games), Italy (45), Eritrea (3) and Somalia (2). The 48 consecutive games by Spain is the third best streak of all time, behind only Mexico (51 without loss between 1934 and 2001) and USSR/Russia (50 without loss between 1957 and 2009) .
> Spain have lost only one of their last 51 competitive home matches (0-1 against Greece in La Romareda, 7 June 2003). In the 50 remaining matches, the Spanish national team have recorded 46 wins and 4 draws.
> Spain has played 15 consecutive games without losing, since their defeat at Wembley (1-0, 12 Nov 2011). Only one country in the world is sporting a longer current streak than Spain: Ivory Coast (22 games unbeaten since their last defeat in December 2010).
> Iker Casillas can become the first goalkeeper in the history of the Spanish national team to feature in 10 consecutive games without conceding a goal. From Di Natale’s goal in their opening match at Euro 2012, Iker has kept a clean sheet against Ireland, Croatia, France, Portugal, Italy, Puerto Rico (played 19 minutes), Saudi Arabia (played 17 minutes), Georgia and Belarus.
Stats courtesy of @2010MisterChip.