Spain have always been the underachievers of world football. As the World Cup draws closer, the current European champions go into this edition as the favourites. Will they finally deliver the trophy this time around? TheHardTackle's Jayant Srivastava takes a look at the current set of players and their chances at the World Cup.
A dismal season the previous year culminating in an embarrassing defeat to an arch rival, a motion of no confidence against the club president during pre season and a rookie manager taking over the reins – for fans of most football clubs this would seem like a disaster, but for us die hard ‘cules’, it was part and parcel of being a Barcelona fan. In the 13 or so years that I have supported this great club, I have seen enough to remain calm and composed when something went wrong. From the glory days of the ‘Dream Team’ with the likes of Josep Guardiola, Ronald Koeman, Gheorghe Hagi et al to the disappointment of the disastrous defeat to Milan in the final of the Champions League, from the mesmerizing skills of Ronaldo to the sad departure of Luis Figo, from the orgasmic high of the double under Rijkaard to the embarrassing low of the ‘paella’ against Madrid, as cules, we […]