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Archives: Spain

Spain vs Australia, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s match between Australia and Spain gives the teams a chance to leave the tournament with pride. SEE MORE — Read the Australia against Spain World Cup preview. Where to watch – The game kicks off at 12 PM EST/9 … Continue reading

Australia vs. Spain Preview: Both Teams Playing For Pride

Posted on by Matt Walsh
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Monday afternoon at Noon ET/9am PT and Tuesday morning at 2am (AEST), the Soccerroos, ranked third in their group, will face off against last-placed Spain in what will be both teams’ final match at the 2014 World Cup after being … Continue reading

Roy Hodgson and Vicente Del Bosque Won’t Be Sacked, Say FAs

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
Roy Hodgson: Frustrating draw with Honduras won't change England's World Cup plans - video

Despite elimination from the 2014 World Cup,  The English FA are still fully supportive of manager Roy Hodgson. Hodgson’s contract extends until 2016, and with qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship around the corner, the FA has no desire to change … Continue reading

Reaction From Chile And Spain Newspapers to Chile 2-0 Spain [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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George Harrison sang that “All Things Must Pass” and so it was for Spain’s reign.  Spanish tears met Chilean cheers. Let’s take a look at how both nations’ newspapers reacted to the match. Catalonia’s Mundo Deportivo (see above front cover) narrowly … Continue reading

WATCH How Chile’s Tactics Prevented Spain From Winning World Cup Game [VIDEO]

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Before the World Cup began, Spain had an 89% probability of advancing from Group B, while Chile had a 40% chance. Against Spain, Chile beat the odds with a fantastic first half performance in front of tens of thousands of … Continue reading

Tired, Stagnant Spain Must Look To The Future After Humiliating World Cup Exit

Posted on by Matt Jones
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“Change” and “stability,” while obviously completely contrasting concepts, are both vital in soccer. Most would agree with the notion that a successful team is built upon the appropriate amount of each, but it’s a precarious balance to strike. After all, … Continue reading

WATCH Chile 2-0 Spain Match Highlights: Chile Knock World Champions Out Of World Cup [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chile convincingly defeated a tired and mistake-prone Spain 2-0 today, to knock the defending World champion out of the World Cup. With the victory, Chile has now qualified for the Knockout Round along with the Netherlands. The two teams will … Continue reading

Spain vs Chile: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Today’s second clash brings Group B’s Spain and Chile together, with both the teams chasing their individual respective targets – Where to watch? For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the game between Spain and Chile … Continue reading

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will … Continue reading

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
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas holds up the World Cup trophy.

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