Spain is the home of world-renowned artists, musicians, athletes, some of the finest football teams in history, yet it is also the nation with the most boring top flight among all of Europe’s major leagues. Despite recent setbacks – if Spain’s defeat at the finals of the Confederations Cup and the exits of Barcelona and Real Madrid at semi-final stage of the Champions League can be considered as such – Spanish football must still be considered the benchmark for excellence, at least at international level. Whereas Brazil’s success at the Confederations Cup was somewhat surprising, it’s neither proof of Spain’s regression nor evidence for the superiority of the Selecao. It’s a final that Spain lost. No more, no less. Bottom line: The Spanish National Team did reach the finals of yet another international tournament. Something a host of teams have failed to accomplish in years, if not decades. Even Spain’s U21 set-up is in a very good shape. Spain’s next generation […]