Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tabarez Relieved in Narrow Loss to Spain
Football Espana, June 17th, 2013 2:18PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  confederations cup, spain

MOST COMMENTED

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez admitted that things could have been a lot worse for his team after Spain defeated Uruguay, 2-1, in its opening FIFA Confederations Cup encounter on Sunday. After falling behind to first-half goals from Pedro and Roberto Soldado, Spain looked to be cruising toward victory, enjoying 77 percent of possession. That trend continued in the second half, with Luis Suarez scoring a consolation goal from a free kick two minutes from time.

“I am relieved it was 2-1 and not a much heavier scoreline,” Tabarez told reporters afterwards. “Taking into account the development of the game, it could have been a catastrophic result. Spain was highly superior in play at all times and deserved their victory. They imposed their conditions and we did not do what was necessary in terms of ball recovery.”

Tabarez defended the result: “If Spain thrashed Italy and Germany, why should they not beat Uruguay? They are a team that imposes their conditions and are playing in a tournament that they have unfinished business with.” He added: “The next match, against Nigeria, is the most important of all, if we win then I think we have a chance of being in the semifinals.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives