Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Why Spain Are Boring

Despite the fact that they are currently both European and World champions and 90 minutes away from retaining the European Championship, Spain are being labelled boring by football fans worldwide. It seems ridiculous to label one of the greatest international football teams in the history as boring, but fans are fickle and vocalise their opinion at any opportunity....

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Spain Crowned World Champions

Tonight Spain were crowned World Champions after beating Holland 1-0 in extra time in a game that was rather fitting of a disappointing World Cup. The game went the way many would have predicted before kick-off – the Spanish having the lion’s share of the ball with Holland closing down and looking to break quickly. And it almost worked for the Dutch...

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Spain, Holland Grind Their Way Into The Final

On Sunday 11th July a team that has never lifted the World Cup before will be celebrating as Holland meet Spain in the final of the 2010 World Cup. Much has been made of the way Spain play football and retain possession of the ball but their slow build up play and sideways passing forces the opposition into defending deep which in turn kills the game as a spectacle....

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Messi is no Maradona

Messi is no Maradona

The quarter finals are now over and there were some thrilling games involved. Holland stunned Brazil, Uruguay squeezed past Ghana, Germany thrashed Argentina and Spain rode their luck to send Paraguay packing. There were some great moments in every one of the quarter finals and they were four very different football matches. Brazil never quite found top gear...

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Quarter Finals

Today sees the World Cup quarter finals getting underway in less than 3 hours with Holland meeting Brazil. It’s a game that really should be a bit of a football showcase but the reality is, while both teams have cruised to the quarter finals they’re also both a shadow of their former selves. Total football seems just a distant memory when watching...

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