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Spain Topples Uruguay, Takes An Early Lead In The Group Stage

Spain Topples Uruguay, Takes An Early Lead In The Group Stage

Spain is off to an early start in their 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup when they snatched a 2-1 victory against Uruguay.


The exciting battle in Recife might serve as a premonition to what Spain plans to achieve in the tournament. The match saw La Furia Roja dominate. Fabregas had his early attempt, but to no avail. However, Pedro’s right-footed shot sealed the first goal of the match. Unfortunately for La Celeste, the Spaniards are in the mood to score.


On the 30th minute, Soldado converted a through ball from Fabregas that left Uruguay trailing. Tabarez and his men rallied for an equalizer. Yet, the shot came late. On the 88th minute Uruguay finally hit the net, thanks to Suarez’s precise free kick. With only 2 minutes left, it was evident that time was in favor of the Spaniards.


Despite of losing to Spain, Uruguay’s head honcho saw the squad’s improvement during the match. Oscar Tabarez admitted that the result was “catastrophic,” yet, Uruguay’s evident progress was enough to salvage its “professional image.” It can be remembered that La Celeste previously lost their 2010 World Cup bid after a 1-0 loss against Switzerland in the group stage.


As for La Furia Roja, the win puts them on the top spot of Group B. Spain’s big boss, Vicente del Bosque described their triumph as their ticket to the semi-finals. Bosque, however, admitted that the match’s last minutes kept him on his toes.


Described as a preview to the World Cup, the Confederations Cup shows how a squad will most likely perform in the most awaited sporting event.




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