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Is Spain the Best Team Ever?

ImageHistory was made yesterday when Spain dominated Italy to win their 2nd straight Eurocup and third major international tournament in a row.  In the tournament’s history, no team had ever won Eurocup-World cup-Eurocup consecutively, but now one team has.  If you watched every minute of yesterday’s Eurocup Final, you might have been thinking to yourself that those two teams shouldn’t have been matched up on the same field, but don’t get to confused because Italy is a fantastic team, Spain just might be the best team ever.  There have been some great eras of international teams from countries like Germany, Italy, and France but never has there been an international dynasty as talented and perfect as the Spanish have put together for the past 4 years and counting.Image

Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta, and Xavi are the only 4 Spanish players that started and won all 3 major tournament’s dating back to 2008’s Eurocup.

Image“We won being true to our playing style, and by moving the ball the way we moved it we knew how to take charge of the match,” said Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, the team’s captain. “What we do is difficult but we make it look easy.”  It is the absolute truth.  Spain made it look easy the entire tournament.  Every single game it seemed as if Spain was just toying with their opponents, letting them hang on to a little bit of hope and then just pouncing on them like a lion attacking its prey.

The real question is that with Spain making history and clearly being the best team in the world by a mile, are they now considered the greatest international team in Soccer history?  My opinion is yes!  Iker Casillas will have to go down as one of the best goalies in soccer history based solely on the fact that with yesterdays victory he became the only player with 100 international victories.  Xavi, Spain’s classy orchestrater at midfield, is without question the best passer the game has to offer.

Image“We were superior to Italy,” said Xavi, Spain’s most influential player over the last four years. “We played a complete game and perhaps the best of the entire European Championship. We made history.”  I also think that this Spain team is the best ever because it got to a point where whatever lineup was put in and whoever was touching the ball, Spain seemed to do no wrong.  It seems as if Spain will have most of the important players back for the World Cup 2014 and I don’t see any reason why they would not be the favorites going into it.

I am hoping if you do not agree with our reasoning for Spain being the best team ever then you tell us why and if you feel there is a team that is comparable or even better than this Spanish team please let us know.  We would love a good debate!

4 responses

  1. Roger Stephen Roth

    Spain is the best team in the world right now but not the best team in history no.
    The best team in history is Brazil, also known as the best country in the 20th century. Brazil has the most world championships more than any other country in soccer-football. Although Spain are the actual world champions and current European champions, Brazil is a 5 time world champion historically. Nobody can beat Pele’s 1970 Brazil, considering Brazil won in 1958 in Europe and 1962 in Chile. I respect Spain tremendously, but everyone who knows soccer-football knows the biggest champions of the sport and the best team in the world for vast majority of the time has always been Brazil. For Spain just to equal Brazil they would have to win another 4 world cups. Some forget prior to 1970 Brazil won 2 world championships. Had Spain won previously before South Africa some world titles they would be considered as a candidate to dethrone Brazil. All depends on what happens in 2014 in Brazil and 2018 in Russia if Spain wants to be new kings. Spain has had its flops too, like its Olympics in London and the Fifa Confederations Cup loss in 2009 to the USA.

    August 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM

  2. Don

    Yes, they are the best team ever!!

    July 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

  3. Edward

    Brazil has the legitimacy to be the only country to participate in all world cups,
    to be the one to win five times the champioship and to have the highest scorer of all world cups, and
    also have offered to the world of football the greatest amount of stars.
    Among them, the greatest footballer which was Pele. I believe it will be the World Cup that brings everything to be the
    largest ever, specifically in Brazil, the country that gave this Anglo-Saxon sport the
    privilege of becoming a universal sport. Otherwise it could be a sport like cricket,
    rugby, american football, which are popular in one country or another. It became universal because of Brazil.
    And when you speak about Spain that’s fine, great football, they are just starting what Brazil
    has been achieving for these past 50 years, so lets have some respect to Brazil’s football. The British invented it,
    but the Brazilians made it to be an art. So, because they won 2 EUR in a roll and a worldcup, it doesnt make them the best ever, despite they play an amazing football. Great, yes.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

  4. Mark

    I don’t know if Spain is the best team in all soccer history. But I’m sure it is the best one of the last 30 years. At least the best team I have ever seen.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

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