Originally Posted by TommyB.
I hope you mean soccer NicoFan.
Spain played 12 games before they qualified to Germany. 10 games round robin (group 7) against Serbia and Montenegro, Lithuania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina and San Marino.
Finally Spain became the 2nd place behind Serbia and Montenegro. So they must went to a play-off (first leg, return match) against Slovakia...Slovakia took the 2nd place at group 3. At home Spain won 5:1 and out of town 1:1.
At the World-Cup Spain plays against Ukraine, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in group H. In this group you must take place 1 or 2 to qualify for R16. If Spain win this they come to quarter final, then semifinal and final at the end.
I think Spain can reach the quarter final...but it´s only a tip.
Yes, I mean soccer (futbol en espanol).
TommyB you know everything. Gracias...
I thought it all started in June - I'm late here.
I watched a show this week that previewed some of the teams and one of the guys said he thought Spain had one of the best teams, but usually they are one of the best, but never win anything in the end because they never seem to work well as a team. But he thought that this year they would finally get it together because their coach is someone who could bring them together.
Now I have to find a club here in NY that will show Spain's matches. They only really show England and some of the South American teams on regular TV. If I want to see the others, I have to go to certain clubs around the city and then pay to see the matches. But that's fun going out so I don't mind.
I wish I could go to Europe to see it - I was in Europe the summer of Euro 2004, and it was a lot of fun going to the bars at night and watching the games. Especially in England where everyone had their faces painted with their teams colors. (Although I first I thought they were scary...
... because I didn't know what was going on and didn't know why these people with painted faces were running through the streets yelling and screaming.
(I'm also going to root for England and Argentina - I think Chile is in it too so I'll look for them also).