Confederations Cup highlights: New Zealand 0-5 Spain, South Africa 0-0 Iraq

Ollie Irish

15th, June 2009


Warning: these two men can severely damage your goal difference
The Confederations Cup (come on, I know you can feign interest with me…) kicked off at the weekend. Pre-tournament favourites Spain demolished New Zealand, thanks to a Fernando Torres hat-trick, while in the other game, hosts South Africa played out a scrappy goalless draw with Iraq.
There’s no doubt that Spain are the star attractions at the CC. There’s also no doubt in my mind, anyway that if the World Cup was to start now, they would win at a canter. Xavi and Andres Iniesta didn’t even play against NZ, but when you have players as good as

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  1. oahsd says:


  2. Ollie says:

    Doh! Iran on the brain, cause it’s in the news right now. Thanks for the spot.

  3. oahsd says:

    haha its fine, thanks for changing it.
    proud moment for iraqis like myself, even tho we played absolutley terrible. And i use the term Played very lightly. It’s a shame this is the first time you have seen us play and we perform like that usually we play like a poor-man’s spain but we will show that against new zealand [hopefully]

  4. Dickie says:

    Xavi did play, but not in the same spor he’s used to. Maybe you didn’t notice him ’cause he was playing ont he right.

  5. Louwrens says:

    You didn’t mention Parker’s goal-line clearance from his team-mate’s header! Made me feel very patriotic, that. And the Iraqi’s were playing for time and taking the ball into the corner five minutes from a GOALLESS DRAW against the 72nd ranked team in the WORLD. Disappointing.

  6. ManUtd_Fan says:

    i like the photo!!

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