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I know this probably won't be the place to have this kind of discussion but I wanted to talk about the Spanish national side that won the 2010 World Cup.
Yes, I am a Spaniard making a thread on /sp/ about a national squad from my country, but I'm not pretending to be a homer. I wanted Spain to lose every major tournament since then, so there's that.
Anyway, I wanted to share my views of that team, and ask about yours, so let's see:
They (as we all know) won the World Cup. Even though they were supposed to be a prominently offensive team, they did so being the least scoring champion in World Cup history, and their game was deemed as somewhat boring. And I agree with that, they weren't very entertaining, especially in that World Cup.
But I think that was the best national squad in the XXI Century (so, last 15 years, yeah). Maybe not name-wise (Brazil having Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, etc. may have the biggest stars) but as a combination of names and their actual level. I.e. Ronaldo is a big name, but in 2006 we all can agree he wasn't anything close to top form.
And I think that, because of that, even though they won that World Cup, they missed the chance to enter history as one of the best champions ever, and their lackluster play ended up costing them some spots in most people's minds in the "best national teams ever" table. To not making this OP extremely long, I'll post this, and if someone is interested we can talk about that and share our PoVs.
Shitposting about >5pa1n is also welcome I guess.
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Where the /trans/ at?!
>England winger Raheem Sterling is open to the possibility of leaving Liverpool for Manchester United, although the 20-year-old is concerned how the transfer would be received given the fierce rivalry between the clubs.
>Radamel Falcao, 29, wants to complete a move to Chelsea before Colombia start their Copa America campaign on 14 June.
>Dick Advocaat will be handed a £50m transfer fund to revitalise Sunderland after agreeing to remain as manager of the Black Cats
>Serie A side Sampdoria are preparing to sign Chelsea's 20-year-old central defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Italian club's president.
>Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, 32, has agreed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United and will move to the Premier League club on 1 July.
>Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 23, says it 'would be nice' to join Arsenal
>Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly sacked first-team coach Mike Marsh, the former Reds midfielder who has been with the first team for three seasons and had previously worked with the youth side
>QPR striker Charlie Austin - a £10m target for Tottenham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Southampton - has hinted that he could be ready to leave the relegated west London club.
>Arsenal are preparing a £25m bid for Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 22, if they miss out on Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin
>Liverpool have received a fillip in their hopes of signing 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon keeper Rui Patricio after the Portuguese club signed Slovenian keeper Azbe Jug
>Manchester United are lining up Galatasary goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, 28, as their replacement for Real Madrid-bound David De Gea
motor/sp/ort - Eat Work Eat Work Eat Work "Race" Repeat Edition
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LE MANS HYPE - ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY sub edition
Indycar and TRUCKS at Texas, Formula E at Moscow City, Blancpain Sprint at Zolder, Sprint Cup at Pocono, BTCC at Oulton Park Island, WTCC at Moscow
>Nakajima to race in 24h of Le Mans
>Ginetta throwing a bid in for LMP2
>Detroit PWC GT/GTA race moved to Road America during same weekend as TUSC at Watkins Glen
>Cobb and Bayne Fined from Dover, Harvick penalized by not being able to pick a pit stall
>Cheat Knaus still unpunished
>BTCC offering a new harder tire compound choice starting this race through the rest of the season
All times ET (GMT-4) unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, June 4
>CWTS P1 5:30pm
>CWTS P2 7:30pm
Friday, June 5
>ICS P1 12pm
>NSCS practice, FS1 12pm
>ICS Quali 4.15pm
>NSCS qualifying, FS1 4.45pm
>CWTS Qualifying, FS1 6.15pm
>CWTS WinStar World Casino 400, FS1 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 6
>BSS Quali - 07:15 GMT
>FE Quali - 09:00 GMT
>BSS Quali Race 12:45 GMT
>FE Race - 13:00 GMT
>NSCS practice, FS1 9am
>NSCS final practice, FS1 11.30am
>ICS Race 8.50pm
Sunday, June 7
>WTCC Race 1 (16 laps) 09.15 GMT
>WTCC Race 2 (16 laps) 10.25 GMT
>BTCC Race 1 (15 laps) 12.17 GMT+1
>BSS Main Race 13:15 GMT
>BTCC Race 2 (15 laps) 15.32 GMT+1
>NSCS Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), FS1 1pm
>BTCC Race 3 (15 laps) 17.42 GMT+1
Post the rest in the thread. GT Open at Silverstone as well.
/rug/ - Super Rugby
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Super Rugby games today:
Hurricanes v Highlanders. Kick-off in 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Hurricanes: James Marshall, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Conrad Smith (c), Rey Lee-Lo, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, Victor Vito, Ardie Savea, Blade Thomson, James Broadhurst, Jeremy Thrush, Ben Franks, Dane Coles, Reggie Goodes. Reserves (from): Brayden Mitchell, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Chris Eves, Mark Abbott, Callum Gibbins, Brad Shields, Chris Smylie, Cory Jane, Willis Halaholo.
Highlanders: Marty Banks, Waisake Naholo, Jason Emery, Richard Buckman, Ryan Tongia, Lima Sopoaga, Fumiaki Tanaka, Elliott Dixon, John Hardie, Gareth Evans, Tom Franklin, Josh Hohneck, Ash Dixon (c), Brendon Edmonds. Reserves: Liam Coltman, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Ross Geldenhuys, Joe Latta, Dan Pryor, Scott Eade, Shaun Treeby, Kurt Baker.
Western Force v Brumbies. Kick-off in 5 hours and 20 minutes.
Western Force: 1. Pekahou Cowan , 2. Nathan Charles , 3. Guy Millar , 4. Sam Wykes , 5. Adam Coleman , 6. Angus Cottrell , 7. Matt Hodgson (c) , 8. Ben McCalman , 9. Alby Mathewson , 10. Zack Holmes , 11. Nick Cummins , 12. Kyle Godwin , 13. Marcel Brache , 14. Luke Morahan , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty
Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann , 17. Chris Heiberg , 18. Tetera Faulkner , 19. Steve Mafi , 20. Kane Koteka , 21. Ryan Louwrens , 22. Luke Burton , 23. Patrick Dellit
Brumbies: 1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore (c), 3. Ben Alexander, 4. Rory Arnold, 5. Blake Enever, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. David Pocock, 8. Ita Vaea, 9. Nic White, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Joe Tomane, 12. Robbie Coleman, 13. Tevita Kuridrani
14. Henry Speight, 15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements : 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Allan Alaalatoa, 18. Ruan Smith, 19. Jordan Smiler, 20. Jarrad Butler, 21. Michael Dowsett, 22. Nigel Ah Wong, 23. James Dargaville