Spain has long reigned the king of the underachievers in Euro football – or soccer – but those days are over. Spain dominated the 2008 Euro Cup, roaring through without a loss and winning the final Sunday without the injured David Villa, the team’s most lethal offensive threat.
Spain dropped Germany, 1-0, but the score is deceptive. Spain could easily have scored three goals, and the Germans never seriously threatened.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be the most wide-open in recent memory. The home squad – the South Africans – have virtually no chance to win, or even advance to the quarter-finals, leaving plenty of hope.
Here’s an early predicition: Look for Spain to battle Argentina in the final.