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Of the three rivals that have corresponded to Spain in the qualifying phase for the Women’s Eurobasket 2023, Hungary and Romania are two old acquaintances of the Women’s National Team, whom they have faced in a total of 42 matches. The balance is negative with the Hungarians (11-13) and equaled with the Romanians (9-9), although most of the defeats, both with one and the other, date back decades, when the so-called ‘Eastern countries ‘Europe dominated the scene. Iceland is, on the other hand, one of the few European teams that Spain has never faced, neither in an official match nor in a friendly match.

Against Hungary, Spain lost 8 of its first 9 matches, between 1970 and 1987. But since 1996 it has won six of the seven disputed, the last five in as many Eurobasket. The last confrontation dates from 2017 in Hradec Lralove.

It took 17 years and 9 matches for Spain to achieve its first victory over Romania. It was in a friendly held in 1991 in Pozuelo de Alarcón. From then on, and except for one more defeat four years later in the Eurobasket, all the matches against the Romanians (7 officials and a friendly) resulted in a Spanish victory. The last two, in the pre-European tournament in 2012, in Bucharest and Arganda del Rey respectively.

Hungary 11-13

1970 pre-European 37-53
1976 Eurobasket 60-64
1978 Eurobasket 72-79
1983 Eurobasket 64-94
1984 friendly 101-99
1984 friendly 58-84
1985 friendly 75-94
1985 Eurobasket 65-78
1987 friendly 60-81
1989 friendly 88-79
1989 friendly 66-50
1989 friendly 44-59
1990 friendly 76-85
1990 pre-European 64-62
1990 friendly 63-79
1994 friendly 71-64
1995 Eurobasket 105-108
1997 friendly 82-52
1997 Eurobasket 70-84
2001 Eurobasket 71-60
2003 Eurobasket 71-59
2005 Eurobasket 69-46
2017 Eurobasket 62-48

Romania 9-9

1974 Eurobasket 72-76
1976 Eurobasket 62-82
1978 Eurobasket 63-64
1983 Eurobasket 64-83
1985 friendly 92-111
1985 Eurobasket 73-93
1986 friendly 60-76
1986 friendly 47-73
1991 friendly 87-68
1995 friendly 69-70
1995 Eurobasket 97-68
2001 Eurobasket 83-61
2001 pre-European 93-46
2002 pre-European 71-58
2005 friendly 77-43
2005 Eurobasket 98-53
2012 pre-European 68-51
2012 pre-European 68-54

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