When the draw for the group stages of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa was made last December, Spain manager Vincente del Bosque would have been very content with the teams his side was drawn against.
On Wednesday 16th June, the Spanish - regarded by many as the favourites for this tournament - kick off their bid for World Cup glory against Switzerland.
This is followed by games against Chile and then Honduras - hardly the most taxing of tasks.
However, big guns have fallen at the first hurdle in World Cups before.
France travelled to South Korea and Japan 2002 as both European and World champions, and were expected to negotiate Group A - which included Senegal, Denmark and Uruguay - with ease.
A shock 1-0 defeat to Senegal was followed by a 0-0 draw with Uruguay. A 2-0 loss to Denmark sent the French packing, having failed to muster a single goal or point.
Here are five things Spain need to do to avoid a similar fate, in reverse order.
Macy Gray's Beauty in the World Cup 2010 ad/music video/thing, or something. I think they're trying to sell me football and bebe clothing, but I have no idea. I just keep thinking they're gonna break their ankles playing like that. This is also my first entry, so if this has been posted, I'm so so so so sorry. :)
edit:Apparently, these are all LA models & was sponsored by bebe. So, it's really NOT beauty in the world cup, except in the scope of what this director wanted.