Spain's springboard to the top

Spain's springboard to the top

July 2, 2013
By Duncan McMath
Spain's record run of 29 competitive matches without defeat was ended in emphatic style by Brazil in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday. But it's easy to forget just how far they have come in a very short space of time.

• Spain can be champs again
• Defeat not the end
• A lesson in tactical fouling

It's five years since La Roja took their place on the throne of European football. And it was a long time in coming. A frustrating ...

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