The Financially Unsound and the Red Fury

Just don't let Ramos hold the trophy

There is no doubt which country currently sits on top of the iron throne of soccer. Spain. All foes have fallen at the hands feet of the Spanish national team for the past four years and La Furia Roja go into the summer as favorites to defend their European Championship title of 2008. Those odds are likely to carry over to the their bid to retain the World Cup in 2014. Domestically, La Liga attendance is high with the twin giants Barcelona and Real Madrid locked in a battle for the league title and on course to meet in this year’s Champions League final. The Spanish brand is also the strongest it has ever been with the rivalry of Messi v Ronaldo pulling in eyeballs from all over the globe and Spanish players in high demand across the continent for their technical brilliance.

Unfortunately, the difficult thing about being on top is staying there. Continue reading “The Financially Unsound and the Red Fury”

The Financially Unsound and the Red Fury

How Spain Won the World Cup

he 2010 World Cup is over and a new name is on the trophy for the first time in twelve years.  Spain was the first team to win the cup having lost their opening match,  but the loss to the plucky Swiss will be remembered as a blemish in an otherwise outstanding tournament for the Spanish.  How did Spain, until twenty-five years ago a relative backwater of international football, rise to dominate the beautiful game?  What loosed La Furia Roja?

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How Spain Won the World Cup