World Cup Brazil: Reigning champions win, but World Cup 2014 worst ever for Spain
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 26, June 2014
Rio de Janeiro —
Reigning world champion soccer Spainwon its final
World Cup 2014group match against
Australia: 3-0. In soccer stadium Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Spain and Australia played the match in the knowing that the two other teams in
Group B, The Netherlands and Chile, were already through to the second round.
David Villa opened the scoring in the first half with a lovely back heel. Fernando Torres doubled the score in the second half, while Juan Mata put the final score on the board: 3-0.
Today, the Spanish coach
Vicente del Bosqueincluded mainly bench players into his first team in this trifle with Australia.
Despite the standing out victory, for Spain World Cup 2014 in Brazil was the worst World Cup soccer tournament in history.
Spain thus won this year only one of the three group matches, a feat that was as bad as during the World Cup 1966 in England and the tournament of 1962 in Chile. At the time, however, the soccer team of Spain had a better goal difference than now: 4-5 (in 1966) and 2-3 (in 1962) to 4-7 this year...
Matches & Standings Group B - World Cup 2014