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England Crash, Hodgson Resigns, Spain Predictable, Del Bosque Stubborn

Posted on 28 Jun, 2016, by in Soccer

The final day of Euro 2016 round 0f 16 matches offered us a glimpse at two national sides, England and Spain, see their great expectations being torn to the ground. One side is used to this happening. The other seems to be still captured by the success of an era that seems to be over. More

2014 World Cup – Vicente Del Bosque Ruined The Spain Swan Song for David Villa

Posted on 24 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s hard to believe Vicente del Bosque didn’t know David Villa was retiring from the Spanish national team once this World Cup is over. Is he that disconnected from his players? Are the rumors of him losing faith with his players, feeling betrayed by their ability in the first two matches, true? Or was it simply Villa no longer being part of the Barcelona-Real Madrid “mafia”, which means he gets less attention from a manager who is now taking hits from every direction for a million reasons and one. More

Spain out of the World Cup – Best Team in History Reached end of the Line

Posted on 19 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s always easy in hindsight to say the writing was on the wall. However, most found it hard to believe Spain, clearly not as good as they were during their historic run from 2008 to 2014 which included winning the World Cup once and the Euro twice, would be this bad and find themselves out of the 2014 tournament so quickly, after only two matches. More

6 Best World Cup Memes Still Making Fun of Iker Casillas & Spain

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s funny how so much swagger and confidence disappears in an instant. Spain get crushed by the Netherlands, and all the memes and jokes suddenly focus on how bad Iker Casillas and Spain suddenly are. More

2014 World Cup – Iker Casillas & Spain Aren’t Washed Up

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Big results are usually misleading. Spain aren’t four goals worse than the Netherlands, and Iker Casillas, along with Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique, isn’t as bad as their 90 minute fiasco. However, for Spain to somehow get over this extreme setback and still have something to play for in the World Cup, some decisions, like stopping this hybrid style forced upon them by Diego Costa, need to be made by Vicente del Bosque. More

Brazil vs Spain – The “War” For Diego Costa

Posted on 17 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

If Diego Costa would have remained the same bullish player that’s main use is frustrating other players, we wouldn’t be having all these problems. Brazil would have ended their experimenting after two disappointing caps, while Spain wouldn’t see him as national team material. But the last two seasons have happened, and now he’s being mentioned as one of the best strikers available for both sides. More

FIFA Coach of the Year Candidates

Posted on 30 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

It’s not all about the Ballon d’Or; Coaches get their chance at an award as well, as FIFA released their shortlist with the candidates for the 2012 FIFA coach of the year. While the trophy winners are Vicente del Bosque and Roberto Di Matteo from this past year; Jose Mourinho is the highest profile champion, someone like Jurgen Klopp should win this award for what he’s done with Dortmund. More

Messi vs Ronaldo – Who do you Want on Your Team?

Posted on 13 Jul, 2012, by in Soccer

The two biggest stars of the Spanish La Liga are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, by miles. They’re also the biggest stars in the world, maybe not just of football. By miles? Depends where you are. Their unmatched dominance and goal scoring numbers while playing for two of the biggest rivals in the European game often leads to all kind of comparisons. More

Best Photos of the Euro 2012 Final

Posted on 2 Jul, 2012, by in Featured

Spain walked all over Italy in the Euro 2012 final, like no one has ever before. The first team to win back to back Euros, the first team to win three major titles in a row. Their first ever win over Italy in a competitive match, the first team ever to score 4 goals in a Euro final. A grand performance, shrouded by the marks of history in the making. More

Why Spain Should Start Fernando Torres Against Ireland

Posted on 13 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Vicente Del Bosque isn’t planning on bowing down to the public pressure and change anything from the lineup he had start for Spain’s 1-1 draw with Italy. Fernando Torres may not have scored in the 16 minutes he had on the field, but he deserves to start in Spain’s next match against Ireland. More