Author: Mark Sochon

Spain needs to overcome World Cup demons to advance

Spain will take on Russia in Moscow this weekend for a place in the last eight of the World Cup and they will do so as strong favorites. However to progress they will have to overcome one or two demons from an international history that includes a long sequence of harrowing defeats against the host nation at major tournaments. Indeed for all their recent glories, it’s a ghost that is yet to be properly exorcised. Spain haven’t faced the hosts since their Euro 2004 exit at the hands of Portugal. Their three straight titles between 2008 and 2012 saw them ... Read more