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Andres Iniesta is set to lead the Spanish squad to their third Euro straight title as captain. The very experienced midfielder had his name everywhere since 1996 when he impressed in a 7-a-side tournament which is annually broadcast in Spain.

He then moved to play for Albacete, a local team, from where scouts lured him to join the prolific La Masia. The talented player said in an interview with Spanish TV at the time that he supported Real Madrid!? Iniesta gradually bided his time, until he joined the senior team. Read more »


Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has claimed that Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is one of the key members of the squad at the Euro 2012. Andres Iniesta has enjoyed a lot of success in the last four seasons with both club and country.

He has largely responsible for the success past, but this has not been one of his best seasons for Barcelona, with Cesc Fabregas chosen ahead of him on many occasions. Despite this, Vicente del Bosque has claimed that Iniesta is crucial to the success of Spain at the Euro 2012. Spain will be looking to win their third consecutive major tournament, which has not been achieved before.

No national team has managed to retain the European Championship, but Spain come into the tournament as one of the favourites. A number of the players who were responsible for the remarkable victory in Euro 2008 still remain in the squad. Iniesta has won every major possible title for both club and country, but he still remains hungry to wins more titles according to Vicente del Bosque. The 28-year-old midfielder is possibly at the peak of his career according to the former Real Madrid manager. He will be without the likes of Barcelona striker David Villa and defender Carlos Puyol at the tournament, but thankfully has the likes of Fernando Torres and Llorente at his disposal instead.

“He [Iniesta] is in fine shape and will be decisive in the six matches we hope to play here. He is enjoying his football, and the doubts we had about his fitness two years ago are absent this year. Andres is a player who has never liked the attention that comes with being called a leader, but he is certainly a leader on the field. His way of playing, his way of being makes him that,” said Del Bosque. Iniesta has also said that he is enjoying his football right now and wants to win the Euro 2012.

FIFA World Cup 2010: Spain Vs Chile Preview

Write-up by Suresh Iyer

Globe Cup favourites Spain are desperate to qualify for the round of sixteen. Their match against Chile on Friday is a ought to-win.

Chile must also be wary of losing to Spain, in spite of two wins in their two previous matches. Theoretically at minimum, Switzerland could qualify on aim variation ahead of Chile, by beating Honduras by a big margin in the other group H match on Friday.

Spain lost shockingly to the Swiss in their opening match but David Villa’s twin strikes obtained them back on track versus Honduras. But taking into consideration that objective variances could demonstrate vital, Spain will be rueing the many lost opportunities in that match, particularly a missed penalty by Villa himself. Torres came in for Iniesta, and Jesus Navas replaced David Silva, soon after the reduction to Switzerland. But despite dominating possession, the initial fifty percent was barren of ambitions, with Spain obtaining to wait till the 51st minute to go one particular up. Chile’s open attacking game will go well with Spain who can continue to play with their customary attacking flair.

Not like Spain, Chile broke via the stolid Swiss defence, when one particular of many continual attempts on target paid dividend with Gonzalez converting a cross from Estevan Parades. Coach Bielsa’s 3-pronged attack policy came excellent in a sport that gave Alexis Sanchez to showboat his abilities up front.

Carmona led the midfield admirably, although Jorge Valdivia and Parades are likely to be in the commencing eleven towards Spain, following their displaying in the Switzerland match. Spain’s midfielder Sergio Busquets can count on a midfield battle versus an attacking Chile.

For the duration of the absence from suspension of Carmona and Fernandez, Alexis Sanchez will be the flag bearer of Chile’s attack, in an open sport that’s probably to give him larger flexibility of movement on the field, specifically as Spain may well not opt for a left flanker to maintain him in check.

Spain will glimpse to Fernando Torres to return to sort towards Chile following his numerous missed possibilities towards Honduras. Along with Villa, Torres is a potent risk to any defence. Xavi will get in touch with the play in midfield, which will have Alonso and Busquets enjoying deep, with Navas manning the right flank.

This could flip out to be the most entertaining games of the World Cup with each teams throwing caution to the winds, and offering expression to flair. On the day, Spain’s outstanding expertise could trump the South Americans’ chutzpah.

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2010 Fifa World Cup Final – SPAIN VS NETHERLANDS – Andrés Iniesta (Spain) SCORES!

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SPAIN WINS FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP FINAL!!! – Andres Iniesta the hero of Spain!!!

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2010 FIFA World Cup Final Spain VS Netherlands Andres Iniesta Goal

The Final of World Cup 2010. Spain vs Netherlands 1-0. Goal by Andres Iniesta. Spain vs Netherlands 1-0 :Spain Won! Spain is World Cup 2010 CHAMPIONS! Casillas Holds Up The World Cup! Goal Made By :Andres INIESTA Goal 116′ in extra time. Spain is the World Champs 7/11/2010 2010 Fifa world cup Final – Spain Vs. Netherlands Recap Goes to Extra Time, Spain Wins Andres Iniesta scored with four minutes of extra time remaining Sunday to give Spain a deserved 1-0 win over the Netherlands and a first World Cup title. With the teams facing a penalty shootout in a game of few clear chances, Iniesta collected a sliding pass into the area from substitute Cesc Fabregas and smashed the ball across goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and in at the far post. The goal ended an often ill-tempered match and made Spain only the third team to be world and European champion at the same time. The teams created few clear chances in normal time at Soccer City but the game opened up slightly after a cagey opening hour in which the Netherlands broke up Spain’s attempts to get its famous passing game going with physical play that brought the Dutch eight yellow cards. Defender John Heitinga got a red card in the 19th minute of extra time to become only the fifth man to be sent off in a World Cup final. With Spain also collecting five yellow cards, the final yellow card count beat the previous record of six in the 1986 final between Argentina and West Germany and made the final the dirtiest of all time
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EURO 2012 – Spain defeats Scotland 3-2

Report by Stephen Lars

Spain, the current planet champions, defeated Scotland by a three-two margin en route to Euro 2012.

The Spanish team arrived in Scotland understanding that this would not be an straightforward sport. Craig Levein, the Scottish head coach, had created a extremely very good tactical prepare against its previous rival Czech Republic, and would possibly use it again against Spain.

Levein’s sport prepare was primarily based on the counterattack. While Spain took control of the sport from the starting, the very defensive game of the Scottish prevented the Spaniards from obtaining too shut to their aim.

For the duration of the initial 15 minutes of play, the traveling to team managed to develop 4 shots on target. David Villa and David Silva were in charge the two offensive players making the big difference in the Spanish assault. In the midst of this action, the Scots sought methods to open the score. Defender Stephen McNamus was capable to dribble pass a couple of defenders and obvious some area to shot on objective. However, the defender Gerrard Pique was more quickly than McNamus and blocked his path.

Following that, Spain began to transfer much more comfortably through the area. In the Absence of Xavi Hernandez on account of injuries, Vicente Del Bosque, coach of the Spanish fleet, place in Xabi Alonso. The midfielder was in cost of shifting the group from the middle of the pitch into the rival region.

Alonso was possessing concerns with quick passes, so he chose to make lengthier passes. Silva had a really excellent possibility at goal with a single of Alonso’s passes, but Allan McGregor, the Scott goalkeeper, prevented the target with his feet. A couple of minutes later on, Villa also tried using to score with a header but the ball went right on to the Scottish goalkeeper’s fingers.

Spain continued to management the match but could not complete its play. For its component, the Scots had been even now concentrated in the place determined to complicate the scenario to the guests, who could not pass by means of the nearby defense.

On the number of events that Scotland entered the Spanish zone, Darren Fletcher attempted to produce dangerous moves from the aim of Iker Casillas. Spanish defender Joan Capdevila blocked Fletcher’s shot virtually more than the target line. These have been the 1st and most obvious shots of the Scots.

Spain 1st large opportunity to score came from a foul within the area by Steven Whittaker, who touched the ball with his hand soon after a shot by Sergio Ramos. David Villa was on hand to acquire the penalty productively with a minute to go in the very first half. With this aim, Villa leads the Furia Roja’s offense with most goals scored.

Spain commenced the 2nd fifty percent attempting to extend their successful margin. The team kept pushing the locals, which by this point in the match looked inferior.

Silva kept attempting, but it was Andrés Iniesta who scored right after fifty five minutes. Scotland took advantage of a little carelessness of the Spaniards to make it 2-one soon after 58 minutes. At 66 minutes, Piqué made an very own target that tied the game. Even though the game was completely managed by the Spanish crew, it seemed that the Scottish would have the chance to win.

Vicente Del Bosque produced 1 last substitution to adjust the fate of the game. Silva was replaced by Fernando Llorente (min 76) this gave a twist to the game. Only 3 minutes were sufficient for Spain to regain the lead on the scoreboard with an excellent target from Llorente right after 79 minutes.

Spain has three points, and is now in the 1st location (9pts) of Group I in the qualifying stage of Euro 2012.

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Iniesta Goal – Spain Vs Netherlands 2010 WorldCup Final (HQ)

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