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IF THE DUE OF EMENIKE AND MOSES WEREN'T INJURED WE WOULD HAVE WON
Nigeria gave a good account of themselves against the World and European champions. I can't remember the last time Pique and Ramos worked this hard. Nigeria had great chances too but lack of a cutting edge killed them. The defenders were also naive but to overcome that you need to play more of this kind of matches. Kudos to them. @149 They won it so they deserved it. They played without fear.
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147 The reason our media big up these other teams so much (and the older amongst us remember the absolute bile-inducing fawning that Brazil got from our media thru the 70's & 80's since the 1970 WC defeat) is that it's then not so bad if England lose to them. What's wrong with losing to a "the best in the world" team?Trouble is, it fosters an "expectation of defeat" attitude. It doesn't help.
As a Spaniard I enjoy reading what others have to say about our squad. I agree that sometimes tiki-taka can get boring, but, I think this happens because how other teams try to defend against it. Nigeria put a good pressure on Spanish players and that's the way to go, if you wait with your perfect formed lines in defense, is a matter of time and pass, and we will score when you are snoozing.
@149 you are absolutely off the mark....mugu
@148. I can not believe there still exists dinosaurs like you. Can you tell me what is beautiful on a game based in kicking the opponent rather than the ball? By the way there is not such a thing as 'mamma mia' in Spanish.
@147 your media does not hate your team,your fans do.As for Spain losing,yes they will because they are human.They remain the best team in the world (fact).@148 it's the only reason England haven't won anything recently.The last time I checked football does not have any new non contact rules, just rules against reckless challenges.Boring or not the Spanish have proved their style is effective.
Boring? Spanish football is not for English consumption, just like French food. Spanish football is meant for a sophisticated, refined and knowledgeable audience. Jokes aside, do you really think that Spain play a brand of football with the aim of winning approval from the English? They don't give a toss.
I am very disappointed with the standard of African football. I am actually Nigerian and I think this is one of the least exciting--let alone talented--sides I have ever seen. The very fact that they managed to win the African Nations Cup speaks volumes of how Africa has lost pace with Europe and South America.
Perhaps a new law to limit the number of consecutive passes by one team , before having to shoot would stifle Spain.Passing and moving is fine , but a game is about excitement as well.The only reason Spain have been able to play this way is because of the new non contact rules.Imagine Nobby stiles getting stuck in against the Spanish show offs.Bang boof aaggh mama mia.
I don't dislike Spain, but really wish they would lose just to shut our moronic bandwagon England hating media up. The team that deserves to win is not the one who plays "beautiful" football (what does that even mean?) but the one who beats the other teams fair and square. End of.
Alonso's absence is helping Spain play more expansive football. With Xabi in there Im sure they would have played without a no 9 with emphasis on keep ball that bores sum people. Sadly Spain aside there are no great national sides only a handful of good ones, so they will continue to dominate much to the chagrin of some on here. I think Torres will start the next game n i wanna c Spain v Brazil
Why isn't Lopez in the Spanish squad he is a better goalkeeper than Casilllas, Reina or Valdes.
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I can't wait to see the Spanish get stuffed, I want to listen to all the BBC football commentators talk about that moment. They are such ass-lickers when the Spanish or the Germans are playing, not to mention the El Salvador referee, he so wanted to be Spanish that day. All the Nigerians had to do was look at a Spaniard and he blew whistle against the Africans.
The moderators of these forums have to do something about these Liverpool fanboys posting comments about them being the best in the world, it is getting painful. As for Spain, I reckon they'll win this competition as well as the world cup next year. Their best threat next year wont be Brazil, but Germany.
A lot is said about Spain the truth is by far they are the best reason some they are boring is cos they some much better than the other team. And play a brand of football England can only dream of England have some good players but the premiership focuses to much on quick tempo football instead of technical football
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