Spain demolish Denmark to take the world title
I predicted a close one, I was wrong. There aren’t many in Barcelona tonight who will care.
In the most one-sided final in the history of the competition, Spain were the winners in front of an ecstatic home crowd. The most significant damage was done in the second quarter as a one-goal match turned into a 18:10 lead for Spain over the suprisingly underwhelming Danes. Joan Canellas top-scored for the Spanish with 7 and he and his fellow attackers were backed up by a stingy defence and some excellent goalkeeping.
20,000 saw the match in the hall – no doubt a few million more across Spain saw it on TV. It’s the biggest story on the El Pais site right now. The boost that Spanish handball maybe needed. The Danes may be sore but they can look forward to next year and being Euro 2014 hosts.
For now, though, the glory is all Spain’s.
Well done Spain for a fantastic and well deserved victory. I am however a bit confused by the fact that the tournament’s Most Valuable Player is Mikkel Hansen but he is not included in the Team of the Tournament which is Landin, Dibirov, Aguinagalde, Lindberg, Entrerrios, Duvnjak, and Nagy. Perhaps Most Valuable Player is determined by the value in wages that the owners of PSG are prepared to pay.
Not sure why or how Hansen got the MVP nod. He’s pretty recognisable and a ‘name’ so may be the voting included plenty of people with only a passing acquaintance with the game?!