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End Of An Era For Spain’s Golden Generation

Article by: Lakhe Thwala

With no Xavi Hernandes, Andres Iniesta, Iker Casillas, and David Villa, one can conclude that Spain’s glory days are over. With no doubt, Del Bosque’s successful era has fallen.

La Roja was the most feared and dominant team in world football, managing to win back-to-back international silverware that was on offer between 2008 and 2012, excluding the 2010 FIFA Confederations Cup that was won by Brazil.

Highly-rated Football Analyst Wonder Khaliswayo said Spain was the best team he witnessed as their star-players were performing week-in-and-week-out.

“Spain made me to fall in love with football, the likes of prime Iniesta, Vavi, Villa, Casillas was the reason for Spain’s four-year dominance. We should remember that all these stars were in their prime years and they definitely showed the world how football should be played,” said Khaliswayo.

Del Bosque’s successful team surely had the balance and depth in their squad from the substitutes to their starting line-up.

“Let’s talk about Balance, that team had every player in the right position at the right moment. I’d say the right players met at the right time for Spain and that’s why they dominated the world with their unique style of play influenced by Pep Guardiola,” added Khaliswayo.

The 2016 UEFA Euro in France proved that Spain’s golden generation was finished as they failed to make an impact with their star-studded squad.

The 2012 UEFA Euro Champions were drawn in Group E with Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden. Luis Enrique’s side will face Sweden on June14, 2021.

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