Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Spain: Not This Time, Either

Spain currently has one of the strongest teams in the world. They're ranked # 2 in the FIFA rankings behind Brasil. Given their magnificent performance in Euro 2008 that they won, many people predict a wonderful performance in this World Cup. With players like Casillas, Puyol, Pique, Xavi, Torres, Alonso and Villa they can defeat virtually any team and score a large number of goals.

But here, on this forum, I predict a miserable world cup for the Spaniards. Not only will they fail to advance past the second round (if they actually make it past the first one), but they will fail to connect, fail to defend, and fail to score. They will concede quite a few goals and they will be defeated, badly, by less talented teams.

The hardest prediction in the World Cup is not to predict who's gonna win, but who's gonna lose. Predicting the surprise, and this is the surprise I'm predicting: Spain OUT. Barrrrrraaaaa....

Clip For Memory
In their first game in 1994, Spain were leading South Korea 2-0. The Korean came back and scored 2 goals in the final 5 minutes to equalize it 2-2. That kind of sums up the Spanish experience in World Cup history.


Picture Above: Casillas, the magical keeper.


Batir Wardam said...

You will be proven completely wrong with this prediction. Spain have broken the psychological barrier, and if they were ever to go out early it will be through a dive for a penalty by the dirty C Ronaldo or a brilliant header by Drogba who has a taste against Spanish defences.

Hareega said...

Drogba is probably out of the world cup for a fractured elbow, and Christiano's Ronaldo's testicles are expected th be completely shrunk by the time the World Cup arrives so I don't think he'll be strong enough to even fall in the penalty box