Scandalously, with a offside that everyone saw minus the VAR people, the Spanish team lost yesterday the Nations League final against France (1-2). These have been the 5 endings that ours didn’t have been able to win throughout history:
It was also against the French, who won the first European Championship in their history almost 40 years ago and at home. The 2-0 defeat was marked by the failure of Arconada, who could not stop a simple foul by Platini and condemned La Roja.
Only 2 times in the previous 21 years has La Rojita had the final phase of football at the Olympic Games. In Sydney 2000, our team reached the final where they faced Cameroon. Although they were very favorites and went 2-0, the Africans tied and took the game to penalties. There Amaya failed and we had to settle for money.
It was the beginning of the end for the best generation in the history of national team football. Those of Del Bosque arrived as double champions of Europe and world champions, and they played the only title that they lacked at that time against Brazil, in Maracana. The canarinha, led by a double from Fred and with a great goal from Neymar, passed over the Red.
It was just over a month ago, and again against Brazil. La Rojita was the big favorite to take the gold in Tokyo, with many players who had already been in the absolute. Oyarzabal’s goal led us to extra time, but Malcom ‘ate’ Vallejo to beat Unai Simón and leave us with the bitter silver again.
France and Brazil have caused us 4 of our 5 defeats in finals. Yesterday’s started very well, with Oyarzabal’s goal again. However, the quality above Deschamps’ men, who turned it around with a goal from Benzema and the already controversial forever from Mbappé, changed the sign of the match.