WC2010 review: Spain
Spain vindicated their label as best team in the world by taking out footballs highest team accolade.
Vicente del Bosque’s men began the tournament slowly but as always, class prevailed and La Furia Roja saluted on the world stage for the first time, backing up their Euro 2008 success.
A magnificent passing game was propped up by a resolute defence and the good work up the field was finished off by one of the world’s best goalscorers in David Villa.
Spain’s ability to keep possession of the ball frustrated opponents who were often forced to play more physically as was the case in the final when Holland went against their own style and tried hard to put the Spaniards off their game.
The 2010 World Cup win can only make Spanish football stronger and expect this team to be a major player well into the future.
Record: Wins – 6; Draws – 0; Losses – 1; Points – 6
Matches: Switzerland (0-1), Honduras (2-0), Chile (2-1), RO16-Portugal (1-0), QF-Paraguay (1-0), SF-Germany (1-0), F-Holland (1-0)
tribalfootball.com’s Star Man
Andres Iniesta (El Ilusionista was an instrumental part of the World Cup-winning team. His vision and creativity in midfield is second to none and his goal in the final clinched the crown for La Furia Roja)
Joan Capdevila 660
Iker Casillas 660
Gerard Pique 660
Carles Puyol 654
Pass Completion Rate
Carles Puyol 88%
Sergio Busquets 88%
Gerard Pique 85%
Joan Capdevila 81%
Iker Casillas 17