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Spain 2-1 Chile: Chile press, foul, then hold on

June 26, 2010
Spain 2-1 Chile: Chile press, foul, then hold on

What a bizarre game. Chile started better, then conceded a silly goal, then went two goals and one man down in the same move, then started the second half brightly, then realised a 2-1 defeat would send them through, and stopped bothering.
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Chile 1-0 Switzerland: Chile deserve win but might regret wasting chances

June 21, 2010
Chile 1-0 Switzerland: Chile deserve win but might regret wasting chances

A clash of two styles. Attacking v defensive, fluid v rigid, quick v slow, short passing v long ball. Chile emerge victorious, though it should have been a greater victory, and they were helped by a red card.
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Spain 0-1 Switzerland: Spanish failings the main reason for the scoreline

June 17, 2010
Spain 0-1 Switzerland: Spanish failings the main reason for the scoreline

We were looking for Spain to really get the tournament going – they did exactly that, but by being on the end of the biggest shock so far, rather than providing an amazing attacking display.
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Honduras 0-1 Chile: Bielsa’s men live up to the billing

June 16, 2010
Honduras 0-1 Chile: Bielsa’s men live up to the billing

It’s been a World Cup dominated by defensive football so far, so Chile’s all-out attacking strategy was a welcome change. They deserved the win, but should have scored far more goals.
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Which stars will Spain leave out of the side?

June 11, 2010
Which stars will Spain leave out of the side?

The reigning European Champions and the bookmakers’ favourites – this isn’t a position Spain are used to. Usually they are flashy outsiders everyone expects to self-destruct at the knockout stage, but the incredible results Spain have recorded over the past four years shows that this is both a talented and ultra-professional squad.
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