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Spain overcame a major hurdle to beat Italy and seal a Euro 2008 semi-final clash with Russia.Can they finally end the years of under-achievement and win a major tournament?Send us your thoughts?
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posted Jun 23, 2008
No chance for the spanish. When did they last win the Euro ? 1938 ? The same time the italians won their two world cups with a bladder of pig ?
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last time we won the euro was 1964... ACTUALLYtry and get something correct for a change dominiquedropsy
dominiqueSpain won in the 64. Do you know how to use google? What you say itīs a nonsense according to that France shouldnīt have won the World Cup in the 98 as they had never won it b4.No chance for the French, thatīs for sure.
i'm pleased with the way my Ģ20 is going...COME ON SPAIN
With all my respects to Russia and Gus Hiddink who I rate as one of the top coaches in international football I firmly believe this Spanish team has what it needs to reach the european championship final and become European Champions. Many of the players in this team have proven they can be successfull at an international level and there is not an artificial hype regarding some of them like in previous years when the Real Madrid frequently overrated players were untouchable because of the influence this team has had in the media and in the Spanish Government circles. The backbone of this team is a rich mixture of young players with the assistance of some "veterans" like Puyol, Xabi or Marchena. For Xabi Alonso to be captain against Greece at the age of 26 says it all. Their coach Luis Aragones with all his flaws seems to be inmune to external influences and "forgot" to bring Raul who has seen his best years and was IMO a negative influence for the team at the last World Cup.Yes I think they are the real deal but they will have to prove it in the last 2 matches particularly against the germans ( IMO the favourites just now)mainly because the phenomenal strength of their side and the problems this could pose to a very technical but physically not very strong spanish side.
posted Jun 24, 2008
With all my respect of what has been said I should admit that Spaniards can prove nothing in the game against Germany since they are going to go home after the match versus Rissia. The reason of this is the fact the Spanish players of course are top class ones but really arrogant what will be the decissive factor not to allow them to triumph. So Russians will not be outplayed and are going to be the EURO 2008 champions for they deserve it.
Spain are a good team and I'm routing for them. But they shouldn't under estimate them just cos they beat them 4-1 doesnt mean they'll do it again. I hope they win and Germany win, that would be a fabulous final
posted Jun 25, 2008
sorry italy-bashers but i dont want spain to win the cup,i was horrified with there constant diving due to there players being so small an weak compared to the italians also regarding italy ,it's clear that spain got them at a oppurtune time as they were struggling with players out injured or suspended and yet they still took spain (who were meant to have the best attack) all the way to penalty kicks.i expect germany or russia to win.
posted Jun 26, 2008
well said english n proud.a sensible post amongst a load of rubbish.cheers
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