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Archives: Spain

The End Of A Dynasty: Is This The End of Spain’s Reign?

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The end of a dynasty is never quick and painless. It’s a long and sad process. Heroes are riddled with blame and great men are discarded. Everyone watches as the walls come tumbling down. That was Spain against the Netherlands … Continue reading

Spain Has a Decision to Make About Iker Casillas

Posted on by Nicholas Kariuki
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Following Spain’s 1-5 defeat to a marauding a Netherlands side on Friday, team captain and most-capped player Iker Casillas took responsibility for his team’s terrible start to their title defense. “The first thing I have to do is offer a … Continue reading

Netherlands 5-1 Spain: Orange Tear Apart Reigning World Champions; Match Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final, the Netherlands crushed Spain 5-1 thanks to inspirational performances from Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie. Spain’s early advantage gained by a controversially called penalty when Diego Costa was fouled in … Continue reading

6 Observations From Netherlands-Spain World Cup Match

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Sometimes words just can’t do justice to describe a game of soccer.  The first half of Netherlands against Spain was entertaining enough but the action in the second were simply breathtaking. Whenever Holland attacked in the second period, they looked … Continue reading

Spain vs Netherlands, World Cup Group Stage: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Spain kicks off its match with Netherlands at 3pm ET today in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final. Can Spain, the current champions, begin the tournament with three points or will the Oranje surprise the Spaniards? Where to … Continue reading

Spain vs Netherlands Preview: 2 Giants Meet in Rematch Of 2010 World Cup Final

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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It’s not a rematch. It’s a remix. When broadcasters across the globe welcome viewers to Spain’s clash with the Netherlands, they’ll be quick to alert the world that this is a revenge match for the Oranje. However, a maximum of … Continue reading

Netherlands vs. Spain Tactical Preview – Why The Dutch Could Surprise

Posted on by Todd Shenk
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With the Netherlands taking on Spain in their first group match this Friday, the main headline has been to depict this as a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. I, however, disagree with this. Both of these teams are … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – A to D

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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The clock is ticking and we’re coming closer and closer to kick-off.  The world’s biggest football carnival will soon burst into life and we’ll see numerous footballing heroes (and possibly villains) emerge. There will be controversies aplenty on and off … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 9 – Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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No.9: Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain (South Africa, 2010) Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland. There were stratospherically high hopes for Vincent Del Bosque’s side after their win in the European Championships had … Continue reading

Can Spain Solidify Its Place As The Greatest International Side Ever?

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Until they won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Spain had always been considered underachievers on the world’s biggest stage. One Honduran fan even had a sign that read “Honduras: As many World Cups as Spain.” Since then, La … Continue reading

Spain Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Several Stars Miss Out

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has named his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014 today. And while the squad is brimming with talent, there are several key players who will be watching the tournament on television instead of playing in Brazil. … Continue reading

Adidas Release Emergency Spain Third Shirt For World Cup 2014: Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Spain will be taking a third kit to them this summer in the World Cup as a last-minute change requested by FIFA because both of Spain’s home and away shirts for Brazil are considered dark colors. FIFA’s regulations for World … Continue reading

Spain Names Its Provisional 30-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Spain has named its provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2014. Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado and Real Madrid starlet Isco are the most glaring omissions as the World and European champions announced their squad today. Fernando Torres, who has been … Continue reading

4 Players Who Warrant Places On Their World Cup Teams

Posted on by Miguel Manning
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With World Cup 2014 rapidly approaching, there have been some players who are not regulars for their national teams who have impressed this season and have set their respective leagues alight. The reason for them not being regulars for their … Continue reading

Small Steps for Spain Whilst Italy Experiment During International Friendly

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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As the last two World Cup winners faced off in Madrid last night, there was very little learnt about the respective teams’ prospects ahead of this summer in Brazil although Spain showed slight glimpses of the direction in which Vicente … Continue reading

Spain’s Away Shirt For the 2014 FIFA World Cup Is Black and Neon: Official [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Spain’s change shirt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is black and neon. adidas, in collaboration with the Spanish National Football Team, introduces the away jersey that will accompany their reconquering adventure at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The black … Continue reading

Can Spain Retain The World Cup?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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There seems to be less hype surrounding Spanish football in 2014. Bayern’s 7-0 aggregate thrashing of Barcelona in the Champions League last season may have dented optimism somewhat. As might have Dortmund’s 4-3 semi-final victory over Real Madrid. With the … Continue reading

Spain’s Away Shirt For World Cup 2014: Leaked [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Images of what appears to be Spain’s away shirt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have been leaked on the Internet. Designed by adidas, Spain’s change shirt for World Cup 2014 will be black with fluorescent yellow trim, and an … Continue reading