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Spain 4-0 Italy: Spain win Euro 2012

July 2, 2012
Spain 4-0 Italy: Spain win Euro 2012

Spain produced by far their best performance of Euro 2012, and won the final with ease. Both teams were as expected. Vicente del Bosque made a single change – Cesc Fabregas returned upfront in place of Alvaro Negredo. Cesare Prandelli also made one change, bringing back Ignazio Abate at right-back, with Federico Balzaretti dropping to the...
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Euro 2012 preview: Spain

June 6, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Spain

Spain didn’t win World Cup 2010 through pure tiki-taka. They won because they mixed tiki-taka with different options that brought more directness and urgency to their play. When they went with pure tiki-taka, they stumbled. The defeat to Switzerland in their opening game of the World Cup was a huge shock, but while the Swiss...
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Spain continue to dominate possession but need more penetration

November 14, 2011
Spain continue to dominate possession but need more penetration

A criticism of Spain days after an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to England is always likely to come across as a wild knee-jerk reaction, but Spain’s problems against decent sides have been evident for over a year now.
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ZM’s European Team of the Season 2010/11

June 15, 2011
ZM’s European Team of the Season 2010/11

A self-explanatory list of eleven starters, and eleven substitutes.
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