Tag Archives: Spain

World Cup: Era, Or Accident?

The 2006 World Cup final left behind very little except for the headbutt. Zinedine Zidane’s baffling last act as a player overshadowed the result, and a penalty-kick winner always feels like a co-champion, not a conqueror. In any case, Italy … Continue reading

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US v Spain: Prediction Market

I say the USA plays a reasonably well-organized and tenacious game against the mighty Furia Roja—not unlike the side’s sturdy pre-red card performance against Italy—yet eventually succumbs to Spain’s ceaseless ball movement and withering possession. Final score: Spain 2 : … Continue reading

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