Two years after World Cup triumph, Spain's dominance still reigns

Two years after World Cup triumph, Spain's dominance still reigns

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Two years after World Cup triumph, Spain's dominance still reigns

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Spain's dominance on the international stage is now four years and running, a period that began with La Furia Roja's triumph at the 2008 European championship and one that was punctuated at the beginning of this month, with their second consecutive continental title. 

In between that, Spain had its greatest moment — capturing the 2010 World Cup, an event that happened two years ago today. It was the culmination of the peak of the team's accomplishments matched up with the prime years of some of the world's greatest players like Xavi and Andres Iniesta. FIFA captured the build-up to the final match against the Netherlands from a wide array of angles along with footage of the actual match with commentary from players, coaches and referee Howard Webb in a documentary titled "Match 64: The inside story of the Final," which was released today.

With the Olympics on the horizon and Spain, which captured the 2011 U-21 European title, a favorite to win the gold medal, it's hard not to look into the future and predict more success. Considering the talent on the current roster and in the youth ranks, Spain should contend for an Olympic gold medal and the next 2014 World Cup title as well. 

The documentary is a bit lengthy, but if you can set aside some time give it a watch and let us know: Is this Spain generation on the greatest national team run of all time? Do you see Spain winning Olympic gold and more international tournaments in the coming years? Share your thoughts below.

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