Tag: Spain

The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression Number 2

Like all good, clean-living people, our artist Dotmund (who is nothing much like either of those things) got completely swept up in last night’s thrilling match between Spain and the Netherlands, so today’s artist’s impression is a bumper double-bill. Think of it as one of those summer editions of comics you used to get when you were a child. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter here. Dotmund also has a Twitter, which is...

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The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands – Live!

Defending champions Spain kick off their defence of the World Cup against the Netherlands at the Arena Fonte Nova in what is a sequel to the 2010 final. Spain haven’t had the most difficult friendlies to contend with on their way to the tournaments opener and had two successful victories over Bolivia and El Salvador. The number one ranker side on the planet made easy work of the qualification campaign with an unbeaten run through all eight fixtures delivering six wins and a goal difference of positive eleven. While they seem to be pushing forward, their 3-0 defeat in...

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The 200% World Cup: Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy, Parts 20 To 25

It’s time for the final instalment of Dotmund’s Red Card Frenzy this morning, and this finale features Spain, Switzerland, the United States of America and Uruguay, as well as a very peculiar concept called “no red cards.” The cards featured in this set are available to buy over the internet. If you’re a fan of stupidity and/or myopia, you can buy them by visiting here. Or, you can follow the artist on Twitter by clicking here. OR, you can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here....

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Euro 2012: The Final – Spain 4-0 Italy

Football writers the world over will be frantically thumbing through their thesaureses this evening, desperately searching for new superlatives for a performance from Spain that we may well one day look back upon as the definitive of our age. Over the last few days a frankly tedious circular debate has been raging on the subject of whether Spain are “boring” or not. It’s an argument that was rendered suddenly and startlingly obsolete this evening by a complete football performance which rendered a previously impressive looking Italian side bloodied and broken. If this match had been a boxing match, it would have been stopped long ago. Had it been a horse race, they’d have shot both the horse and the jockey.  It was so one-sided as to be little more than a exhibition match by the end and, while there was something a little unfortunate about the fact that Thiago Motta did something unpleasant to his hamstring half an hour to play, but in all honesty the game, for Italy was already up. Apart from a short flourish in the opening few minutes of the second half, Italy were seldom in this match, and by its end such was the gulf between these two teams that Sergio Busquets was making an appearance in the Italian six yard area trying to back back heel the ball past the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi...

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