Five years after the first star of Spain

Five years after the first star of Spain

There was a 11 July 2010. Few people in Spain will have forgotten that Sunday five years ago when the dream of many generations of Spanish fans and not so soccer fans, it was fulfilled. That summer night in Spain but cool in Johannesburg, It will always go down in history, especially after that goal by Iniesta when extra time was already dying and the match was headed for penalties.

Time flies and today, 11 July 2014, it seems that everything had happened yesterday but practically everything has changed, especially in the national team. From the glory of Soccer City to the ridicule of Brazil 2014 four years passed, a successful European Championship and a not so much Confederations Cup in between, although for Del Bosque time seemed to stop and he trusted the men who had given him so much glory in 2010 without realizing that in 2014 things had changed a lot. It is normal, time does not pass for anyone.

But our goal, it is to remember that night in which Spain stood in the final of a World Cup for the first time in its history to win it. A World Cup that was not easy, that they even started by losing the first game against Switzerland and almost miraculously going through the round after beating Honduras and Chile with a lot of trouble. A path that became complicated with Cristiano's Portugal, the Paraguay of Tata Martino and a Germany that is always present in the semifinals.

Spain eliminated Cristiano's Portugal in the round of 16 of the World Cup 2010.
Spain eliminated Cristiano's Portugal in the round of 16 of the World Cup 2010.

España superó a los tres rivales ganando por la minima los tres partidos tirando casi de heróica para conseguirlo. Finalmente su rival en la final fue una Holanda que afrontaba por tercera vez en su historia una final de la Copa del Mundo. El partido fue tenso, hard, sobretodo por parte de los holandeses que repartieron con total impunidad ante la mirada de Howard Webb, el árbitro inglés que siempre aparece en todos los grandes partidos. as, todo el mundo recuerda la patada casi criminal de De Jong sobre el pecho de Xavi Alonso que debería de haber dejado a la selección de los Países Bajos con uno menos.

as, tampoco podíamos olvidar la figura de Iker Casillas. El portero del Madrid, hoy en día en el ojo de huracán y muy lejos de ser quien fue y al que Del Bosque le ha hecho un flaco favor insistiendo con su presencia en la portería, sobretodo tras ser durante año y medio suplente en el Real Madrid con dos entrenadores distintos, salvó a la selección española antes de que Iniesta marcará el gol más importante en la historia del fútbol español.

Esta parada de Casillas a Robben cambió el rumbo del partido.
Esta parada de Casillas a Robben cambió el rumbo del partido.

En un mano a mano clarísimo de Arjen Robben, Iker, salvó el que era el gol de la victoria y posiblemente el que le hubiera dado la Copa del Mundo al país de los tulipanes. Robben por cierto tuvo su venganza cuatro años después aunque visto el resultado final , sure that everyone in Spain stays with the victory of 2010. Finally, the match was doomed to extra time and when everyone was already preparing for penalties, the decisive move arrived..

Cesc Fabregas, invented a masterful pass from the edge of the box for Iniesta that triggered the Dutch goalkeeper before the collective madness of television commentators, radio and of course Spanish fans within Soccer City and especially in Spain. sure you, you are reading this article, if you are spanish, Do you remember how you celebrated that day?. in Colgados, we would like you to tell us.

Iniesta scored the most important goal of his life and in the history of Spain.
Iniesta scored the most important goal of his life and in the history of Spain.
Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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