France will play Spain in the quarter-finals of the Euro after loosing 2-0 to a very strong Swedish side, and seeing England beat group rivals Ukraine 1-0.
Ibrahimovic provided put the Scandinavians ahead scoring an amazing volley – the goal of the tournament so far – before Larsson made the victory complete at the final whistle, following up after Wilhelmsson’s first attempt that struck the bar. Continue reading ‘Ibra’ confirms that France will meet Spain
The Spanish midfielder Javi Martínez has delivered a message of assurance by guaranteeing that the players of ‘La Roja’ are “superior to Croatia” and that they are anticipated to demonstrate so in the game this coming Monday – which will determine who performs in the quarter-finals of the Euros. Continue reading Javi Martínez: “We are much better than Croatia”
We are sportsmen and we will try to beat Croatia – Vicente del Bosque has made it crystal clear that Spain will give its all on Monday: Were planning on a win. We are sportsmen and we will try to beat Croatia, not considering about whether a 2-2 draw is enough to qualify.
The coach, was satisfied with the win versus Ireland, added: “We’re incredibly proud. We’ve seen Spain play its finest football. I’m happy due to the fact our objective was to win with a superior goal difference than Croatia. It’s a enhancement for the squad’s spirits and confidence.” Continue reading “We are true sportsmen and of course we will try to beat Croatia”
It looks like Spain has found its number 9 for the Euros. Fernando Torres last night took advantage of a place in the starting eleven given to him by Del Bosque to score two goals and put to bed any doubts surrounding Spain’s attack. Spain put Ireland to the sword (4-0) completing a conclusive victory with great football, lots of chances and two more goals from David Silva and Cesc Fàbregas. Continue reading Torres finds his space as Spains number 9
Spain are going to be filled with confidence after its 4-0 thrashing of Eire, an experience which will also go down within the Spanish national team’s history books. ‘La Roja’ had won 4-0 some nineteen times previous in its history, nevertheless they never triumphed by this margin inside the finals of a European Championship. The nearest it had come before was the 4-1 victory over Russia in 2008.
As for Fernando Torres, without any doubt the star performer on the night, he has now netted thirty times with the national team, throughout the process overtaking Fernando Hierro as Spain’s third high goal scorer. moreover, Torres’ brace versus ireland took him to four goals in total in the finals of European Championships, bringing him level with David Villa as the country’s leading marksman at this stage of the competition.