SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: SPAIN 3 URUGUAY 1 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

SPAIN 3 URUGUAY 1 | INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Just got in from the local after sharing a lager with the mates. There we enjoyed a good match of Football between SPAIN & URUGUAY in their Friendly International match played in the Middle-East nation-state of Qatar.

The final result 3 - 1 to Spain that looks at first glance one-sided but had chances going to Uruguay & if they had converted would have given a closer picture. This does not say that Spain did not deserve to win, they played better & controlled proceeding well to secure the match.

Spain Football Team

A nice gesture from the locals in giving Spanish defender CARLES PUYOL a trophy in recognition of his milestone of 100 Internationals caps with Spain. The mini ceremony occurred just before kick-off & Puyol was obvious grateful & emotional.

Spain Football Team

With Spain tonight Isco, Mario Suarez & Azpilicueta debuted & Coach Del Bosque continued with his tactical set-up preference of playing without a true forward. Cesc Fabregas played in a "false NÂș9" position which confused the central defender of Uruguay as they did not have a man to mark.

The move paid off with CESC FABREGAS scoring in the 16 th min the opener for Spain.


Spain Football Team

The South American Champions reacted & RODRIGUEZ equalized in the 31 st min.

The second half went Spain s way with Uruguay having sporadic chances which Spanish Goalie Victor Valdes solved with solid determination.  Coach Del Bosque made a few changes to freshen up the side & PEDRO began finding spaces. The FC Barcelona forward took his chances & scored twice, first in the 51 st min & the second in the 75th min. Spain had more chances later one but could not take the result further.


Uruguay put in a strong line-up but they suffer from over dependence on their forwards Luis Suarez & Cavani. They lack a true creator in the midfield to feed their forwards & their defence is slow.

Spain gave off "good vibrations" with new blood getting a run apart from doing the job without exerting too much in their endeavours. Good practice for the official matches coming up soon in World Cup 2014 Group qualifiers which includes the important France match in March.

Spain & Uruguay will meet again in 4 months under more serious circumstances in the upcoming Confederations Cup Championships in Brazil.


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