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A Case for Raul, and the Spanish National Team

With Euro 2008 right around the corner and teams already preparing for the tournament, I find it odd that Raul was excluded from the national team. With his dip in form the past few seasons it was easy for Luis Aragones to drop him, however this past season he has shown that his career is not over yet. With 18 goals and 3 assists he lead Madrid to its second title in a row. This was on top of the fact that Madrid’s previous top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, was out injured for a long period of the season. Now I’m not saying that with him in the squad Spain would win the Euro Cup, but his experience could only have been beneficial to the team.

With that said I am still hoping that Spain will finally shed the tag as underachievers and have a great Euro Cup. The squad of players they posses are extremely talented and with many of them having enjoyed a successful year with their clubs it will be interesting to see if they will continue in the form they have shown. Having been drawn in the group consisting of Greece, Russia, and Sweden it will not be an easy task but they should secure a place in  the quarter-finals. If they do it is here that they will meet one of the teams from the group of death (France, Holland, Italy, Romania) and we will see if they are capable of a serious challenge for the Title. So when Euro 2008 gets under way keep an eye out for Spain and enjoy what is shaping up to be a great tournament.

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7 Comments

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  2. Tanvir

    June 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Just bring back raul to the Spanish team
    he is one of the best striker as well as guti
    both should play for spain

    with the best players spain would be the best team on earth!

  3. Tanvir

    June 26, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Just bring back raul to the Spanish team
    he is one of the best striker as well as guti
    both should play for spain

    with the best players spain would be the best team on earth!

  4. david

    June 10, 2008 at 6:44 am

    spain should have just drafted raul into the team, they need his experience and guile…. he did not do bad this season and has been in the game for years now, lets hope they do well even without him

  5. david

    June 10, 2008 at 5:44 am

    spain should have just drafted raul into the team, they need his experience and guile…. he did not do bad this season and has been in the game for years now, lets hope they do well even without him

  6. Kartik

    June 5, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Spain needs Raul badly. They were pathetic against a poor, 3/4 strength US side last night and I do not fancy them in the Euros.

  7. Kartik

    June 5, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Spain needs Raul badly. They were pathetic against a poor, 3/4 strength US side last night and I do not fancy them in the Euros.

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