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Italy – Spain ( duel of immortal football powers)

Good day to everyone. I am convinced it will be a perfect one as one f the best games of this Euro 2016 tournament is about to be played later on. Those two teams met in the last final of the European Finals. Unfortunately Italy lost, but other team of Spain was simply hard to be beaten.

You saw and read in the heading of the article – immortal powers.. You may think that this is about the players of the wish for dominance, both giants in sports do have and had. Yes it is also about the spread and immense influence over the fans and normal people. When you say Italy and Spain are playing , you figure out fast in your mind such names as : Casillas, Buffon, Di Maria, Baggio, Baquero, Guardiola, Vialli, Maldini, Donadoli, Paolo Rossi and many other. Not only stars, but players and people who have changed and are currently changing the history of football. Legends and remarkable gladiators, who are ready to die in the football field, but never to surrender ! I also have to admit that most of my favorite players are Spanish and Italians…

When to big armies clash of the football pitch, we have to say few words about the generals. To say something about the cardinals , who are the big minds and emotional hearts of the teams, and personally of each player. I do not know if there was or will be a great team winning anything , without having a remarkable coach :

  1. Antonio Conte – from ambitious, humble and self-devoted player to one of the best trainers in the milenium. The coach who revived Juventus and made everyone scared from his team, even when he was playing friendly games. The human who united all his players and stood proudly on the throne of his Kingdom.  The man with heart of a lion, who knows which of his players are in the perfect shape and also he is in full awareness of how to beat any opponent, no matter how many injured players he had on the bench…
  2. Vicente del Bosque – the humble genius from Salamanka, who managed to bring to Madrid, as a head coach from 2000- 2003 as many titles and trophies and also was the one who gave trust to a junior talent. This talent was named Casillas. Casillas , Raul , Figo , Beckam and Zidane were and are my favorite players of Real Madrid. I still remember the wonderful volley shot of Zizu in the final of the Champions League, this was a piece of magic and maybe the God will and touch , do helped Zizu in this moment of glory and total purity. But let’s get back to the main part. Bosques was the magician, because of whom Spain who won European and World title, they were unbeaten from 2004 on world football forums, since the lost from Croatia several days ago. This man resembles like a general, who is that calm that knows everything right. He always had some joker in his hand. He is one of that professional poker player, which no one wants to face on their table

It will be definitely a hard game and my prognosis as a tipster is draw result at the end and possible penalties. Italian squad knows perfectly well how to defend and not to give any free spaces for the fast Spanish football players. I think as well that game will be under 2,5 goals result, not to forget who are the best goal-keeper nowadays.. We all will hope to watch a brilliant game, even when we are not expecting many goals. When those two teams are playing there is always a great suspense and billions of emotions.

Wish you a wonderful day ahead. Support your favorite team. I will be yelling for the Italians, because one of my favorite players from Lazio is playing there – Candreva. Bye for now 🙂

Passion + warm people = Spain

I love when it is weekend time. I love to see the sun and listen to unbelievable music. It is just harmony to have a trance or just chill out set to relax you down and to be able to sort out all your ideas, that you had during the hard working week. It is something very special and thrilling when you write about countries and people that you love. If some or most of you remember , I had written a month ago article about Japan , which was named : ” Japan – love from first sight”. Today I have prepared for you another interesting story.

The article that is currently crawling  through my fingers is about Spain. First of all, when you like or fill interested by someone or something, especially when it is about a country, you listen very carefully to the language people speak. As per me and my relatives and friends there are two languages that are like love songs, like whisper of an angel, like a softly breeze in the hair of the most beloved woman. They are: Spanish and Italian languages.

When I was for my first and unfortunately till now for the last time in Spain, I was in Madrid and was more then astonished by the way people smile and speak this blessed by God language. The time I was there , was when Inter won Champions League title against Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu. I celebrated with Italian fans all night, it was a dream come through . In the center of Madrid we were singing songs, drinking beers ,listening to Spanish and Italian speech. It was a miracle.

Maybe till now , you will find this post a little bit romantic or poetic. Yes, we want to discuss, write and read about sports, but as most of you had seen and written the heading of this post, this will be a mixture between passion and warm, good people which lead and led Spain to many wins in different sports. I will continue later with the names of best Spanish sports men , who inspired and currently inspire me and my close friends. When you have such type of blood, which is mainly consisting of emotions and great will to have the God Nike on your side, nothing can stop you.

Win , victory , title, medals – all these word of success belong to that soldiers of great will, who are ready to die on the pitch, court, basketball field on each game they do present or participate. These proud people, had inspired a lot of people and gave good lesson to all of us, how to be not only strong and constant in all our daily routine, but also showed as how to be good people as well. In the next lines , I will try to mention all the sports man and trainers, who had left a big trace in my heart and soul. I would like to apologize if I miss someone, but this will be because, I am very emotional, even now  when I am reading this post :

  1. Raul – the magic #7 from Real Madrid – the icon. Maybe on the modest and at the same time one of the most talented football players of this century. Just remember his smile and his great will to score and participate in every stage of the game. One grown up boy , who has the charm and the heart not to be only good football player, but even a perfect trainer , after he finishes with his career.
  2. Iker Casillas – Saint Iker. He is more then the best goal keeper in the world. He led Spain and Real Madrid to great success , but also he led millions of fans as a star, which never stopped to shine brighter and brighter. He had and is having reflexes of a cat, no not of a cat – of a tiger. He gave a perfect example to all children , that if you are believing and fighting for your dreams, one day they come true.
  3. Rafa Nadal – there are no impossible balls for him, to play and to return. Nowadays he is not in his perfect shape, but he is a symbol of great will, passion and devotion on the tennis court.
  4. Pau Gasol – the leader not only of Spanish national team but in each teams he plays in NBA.  He reminds me of Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. All three of them are lions, who have fear from no one and can score, no matter how many defenders they had against them. Congratulations Pau, your heart is like of an army of a hundred soldiers, ready to die every single moment on the basketball field, for their country and for their team mates. Bravo !!!
  5. Mark  Gasol – the little brother ot Pau, but the one who learned very fast English in US and deserved the respect of all trainers and players, with his brilliant rebounds, with his smile and his devotion to shine even brighter then his most popular brother.
  6. Gerard Pique – not only one of the best defenders. He is that intelligent, that he could play at least 10 other sports. When you see him smiling on the football playground, nothing good will happen. On my opinion he could be better in basketball, volleyball and intellectual sports as chess .
  7. Fernando Alonso – man of steel and grandeur. I have 3 favorite pilots in Formula 1 : Sena, Alonso and Schumacher.
  8. Vicente del Bosque – the gentleman who created miracles and brought back the smiles to the faces of Real Madrid players and created one of the best national teams for the last 20 years. Great mind and man who has strategy for everything.
  9. Xavi Ernandez – the magician , who invented the passes, the speed and all the other pieces of marvel and breath taking moment. He is one of a kind. Let’s say he was the heart of Barcelona and the Spanish national team. I have to admit that , I am Real Madrid fan, but Xavi is one of the players , that I admire most and do like how he is playing and what good man he is.
  10. Ruy Lopez de Segura – one of the best Spanich chess players. When I trained chess , I heard his name a lot . Most of you had hear his just as Ruy Lopez .

It is a very long post by now, I guess you all stayed till the end. Spain is a wonderful country, with wonderful people and many successive sports men and women. Just go there if you have a chance and you will see if my words came from the heart.