All hail a great new football onomatopoeia: “tiki-taka,” apparently a Spanish nonsense phrase to describe how Spain plays, with lots of fast, crackling short passes. To me, that was the most impressive aspect of the new Euro champions, and I hope it’s an inspiration to club and youth coaches and third-rate Portland-based futsal teams everywhere.


About zachdundas

Freelance journalist. Author of The Renegade Sportsman (Riverhead Books). Thank you.
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