2010 FIFA World Cup: Why Spain Beat Portugal.


Spain 1 Portugal 0.

To date, Spain has scored 5 goals against 2, firing blanks only against Switzerland. Spain had been pedestrian until they played Portugal.

Portugal had not scored except in a game they cheated Koreans to score 7. They were lucky to draw 0-0 with Ivory Coast. They connived with Brazil to keep get a point and keep Cote d’Ivoire out.

On the day, Portugal watched Spain play from beginning to end. They were content to lose. The few ball they got, they played to the Spaniards. It is a game that FIFA should investigate Spain for just scoring a single goal.

At least this gives Europe more representation in the quarter finals. I hope that the Spain national team decides to play when they meet Paraguay who were a shadow of their mobile self in their last 16 match against Japan, needing penalties to go through.

We wait for Saturday.

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