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Why Spain will win 2014 World Cup

Can Spain retain the World Cup title in Brazil? (©GettyImages)
Can Spain retain the World Cup title in Brazil? (©GettyImages).

After Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund beat Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, many were calling it the end of Spanish dominance of world football. 

Fans around the globe started to talk about a new superpower in football, a new era in which German football would dominate. 

Of course the two German clubs Dortmund and Bayern Munich had an excellent season and they could be breaking up the dominance that Barcelona have had in the last few years. 

However, the talk that the Spanish way of football has been figured out and teams will now be able to play against the tika-tika style of play is complete nonsense. 

Yes Dortmund beat Madrid, but the man who scored their four goals, Robert Lewandowski, is Polish. And Bayern did completely embarrass Barcelona, but three of their best players Frank Ribery, Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez are not German.

Spain have strengthened the fact that they are still the very best national side in the world by their performances in the Confederations Cup. 

Against Uruguay in the first half Spain were outstanding, they rarely gave Uruguay the ball and when they did they pressured the opponent so much that they got it back very quickly. 

It is almost impossible to play well against Spain when they are performing. 

One of the reasons Spain will win the World Cup is the astonishing strength in depth, the amount of good midfielders that Spain possess is ridiculous. A midfield trio of Javi Martinez, Juan Mata and David Silva would be one of the very best in the world and a trio most managers would dream of, three of the best midfielders in the world. 

Yet these three do not get into the Spain first team, because they are kept out by Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. Spain's 'B team' would most likely beat many of the national teams on the planet.

Some may argue that if the German national team and Spain national team do come head-to-head in the World Cup, the German discipline and excellent organisation would be able to conquer the Spanish. 

However, Spain would be able to break down even the most solid of defences, it may take time, but as has happened before, the Spaniards patience would pay off. 

By keeping the ball for such long periods of time they tire out the opposition, and when the opposition do get the ball, they are too tired to actually do anything with it.

Spain's dominance is far from over - and with the Spain under 21s recently winning the World Cup, they could keep on dominating for many years to come.

 

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