2014 World Cup WINNERS
Every Four years the World comes together for one sporting event that surpasses the intensity and passion of any other. National pride trumps team alliances and a country's colors are worn like battle scars. This goliath of athletic competition captivates every corner of the earth and we're NOT talking about the Olympics. Of course it's the World Cup! So put on your salsa shoes because we're heading to Brazil.
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Spain World Cup Preview
Spain won the World Cup in 2010 and they have won the last 2 European Championships. They are a loaded squad with many world-class players and they may have the best midfield playing this summer. While they have the best odds to win their group they are playing in a tough one including having to face Holland, who they beat the 2010 World Cup final. They have the fourth best betting odds to win the World Cup and in the 2013 Confederations Cup they lost badly to Brazil 3-0 in the final.
Spain is in Group B along with Holland, Australia, and Chile. The first match is, obviously, the biggest one facing Holland and while they are favored the Dutch have a strong team with a great attack. If they can take 3 points from that match it would be a big shock if they do not win the group. They face a dangerous Chile team next that is playing on their home continent, but is still a big betting underdog. In their last match they face Australia and the guys from down under really have no chance in that one.
Odds to win World Cup: +650
Odds to win Group: -138
Odds to finish bottom of group: +5000
Best World Cup Finish: Winner 2010
World Cup Match Schedule
13/06/14 Spain vs. Netherlands – Arena Fonte Nova
18/06/14 Spain vs. Chile – Estadio do Maracanã
23/06/14 Australia vs. Spain – Arena da Baixada
Spain went unbeaten in the World Cup qualification process and they own their first 4 matches and their last 4. In their last 4 matches their defense came up big with 3 clean sheets. The Spanish do have a good, but not great, attack and that showed in qualification, as in their 10 matches they only scored more than 2 goals in 2 of them. Overall, they had a record of 8-0-2 with their only blemishes a couple of 1-1 draws facing France and Finland.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Spain scored in every one of their qualifying matches and the big strength of the squad is the midfield they have led by the Barcelona duo of Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. The squad plays a fantastic team game and almost always dominates the time of possession. Barcelona DF Gerard Pique and Real Madrid G Iker Casillas lead a great defense that rarely makes mistakes.