Why the World Club Cup has become a glorified exhibition
Chelsea’s upheaval gives Liverpool great pleasure
Fans don’t care if their teams break even
Spain’s opponents struggle to score because they don’t see much of the ball – not even to retrieve it from the back of their own net
Liverpool and Chelsea will meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday–a clash between two teams moving in dramatically different directions.
So how do you neutralize Cristiano Ronaldo, the superstar of epic Nike ads who so rarely does much more than preen and posture in his national team colors? Quite simple, really: You simply don’t let his team have the ball. (And you don’t seriously think glamour-boy Ronaldo goes back and fights for possession, do you? Nope. He …
The coach that leaves Fernando Torres or Cesc Fabregas on the bench would be deemed certifiably insane — or on the take — in every football playing country in the world, except one: Spain’s coach Vicente del Bosque may be forced to do just that, in order to field the formation he believes he needs to bring the World Cup home.