Along with England v Germany, Portugal v Spain represented another titanic battle of rival nations. The so-called Iberian derby was billed by many as a potential classic. Free-flowing, end-to-end attacking football was hoped for, but as they did against the Brazilians, Portugal set out to frustrate and stifle the opposition, resting hopes of a goal [...]
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The final last sixteen day managed just one goal in open play. We had to wait for over 180 minutes of football before David Villa scored Spain’s winner in a tight Iberian derby with Portugal. Paraguay, meanwhile, left their victory until penalties where they remained unfazed and converted all five, knocking out Japan in one [...]
Spain beat Chile 2-1 tonight in the final group stage game of the 2010 World Cup. Both sides progress to the next stage, as Kevin takes a look at the teams, the tactics, the big talking points and the mouth-watering final sixteen ties that have been set.
After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.
Pre-tournament favourites Spain need to get back on track against Honduras today, and Liam Stoker looks at the tactics of Vincent Del Bosque’s side.
Birmingham City and Tottenham Hotspur fans must be rubbing their hands together with glee at the tantalising prospect of witnessing Nikola Zigic enter into combat with Peter Crouch at set pieces in games between the two clubs next season. At a slightly lower altitude, but perhaps a higher plane of technical ability, it will also [...]
The alice band of brothers Tall but not a targetman, quick of mind but not of body, incredibly expensive but arguably not first-choice – critical descriptions that could match two players at world-class football clubs, both of whom have been outshone this season by a younger colleague who allies a formidable work ethic with dazzling [...]
There’s change coming to the Barcelona background setup, as the club goes to the polls to see who will lead the club into the next chapter of it’s illustrious history. The background A lot of blue. A lot of red. And a dash of yellow here and there. The political landscape of the United Kingdom [...]
France welcomed Spain to Paris on Wednesday night in a glamour friendly ahead of this summers impending World Cup. Spain’s class showed through as they ran out easy victors, sending out a strong message of intent in the process. The win was their 42nd out of their last 45 games, form strong enough to worry [...]
BPF’s resident United fan, and regular match-goer Ed Diggins lists his top ten wishes for his beloved club in 2010. 1 – LUHG. Love United Hate Glazer. Last week’s financial statements has caused mayhem amongst united fans everywhere. While I never for once will believe that United will ever enter total Financial trouble, as the [...]