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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Spain at World Soccer Cup

The team of Spain traditionally is considered one of the strongest on a planet. However above this command as if there is certain damnation - it cannot achieve greater successes in a final part of the world soccer cup in any way. To take even last two superiority. In 1998 contenders of Spaniards were combined teams of Nigeria, Paraguay and Bulgaria. It would Seem, group quite passed for Spaniards - but it was necessary to them to lose Nigeria (2:3) and to draw with Paraguay (0:0) as the devastating victory over a final match above modular Bulgaria (6:1) has appeared useless, and Spaniards had to pack suitcases right after a group stage.

In world soccer cup 2002 the team of Spain has decided to not repeat mistakes of four-year-old prescription and has won all three matches of group tournament. With the account 3:1 were commands of Paraguay and Slovenia, and with the account 3:2 - a command of the republic of South Africa. But this time Spaniards the inability to beat has brought a foul shot. If in 1/8 endings the command with could change Irish in "lottery" in a quarterfinal against, at overwhelming support of a command of the contender, Spaniards have lost for duel impacts.
In present selection superiority the combined team of Spain played to the seventh selection group where its contenders were commands of Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Lithuania and San Marino. Results of tournament have turned out ambiguous. On the one hand, Spaniards have not suffered any defeat. With another - they have finished half of matches in a draw. As a result the first place in group was borrowed with Serbs, and Spaniards had to make the way on the world soccer cup through matches where their contenders were football players of Slovakia. In these two meetings at command Luis Aragones of problems was not: 5:1 at home and 1:1 on a visit (a good example for modular Russia which has not left in matches because of Slovaks, in particular). The team of Ukraine not so long ago met from modular Spain - within the limits of selection tournament of the championship of the world soccer cup between them took place two games. In March, 2003 these commands have lead in Kiev rather “a fighting match ". On 11-th minute has deduced owners weeding forward, On 84-th and 87-th minutes and have hammered on a goal into Alexander Shovkovski gate, but on 90-th minute of Pots has brought to the command a drawn game - 2:2. In September, 2003 in Spain the combined team of Ukraine has suffered defeat with the minimal difference in the account - 1:2. Two goals of Raul have answered with exact impact of Shevchenko.

The biggest achievement of modular Spain in the world soccer cups is a semifinal which the command has reached in 1950. Each world championship Spaniards wait from the command of a victory, but their each time waits disappointment. Something will be this time?