the reign in spain
Millions of Spaniards celebrated their World Cup semifinal victory over Germany on Wednesday. They’ve actually had a lot to cheer on the field lately.
Spain remains ascendant in a number of international sports. Its basketball team won the 2009 European championship, while Pau Gasol has just won a second NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers. Rafael Nadal has triumphed a second time at Wimbledon. And Alberto Contador is chasing a third title in the Tour de France. “You see this country has changed enormously,” Vicente del
Bosque, Spain’s national soccer coach, said. “We are growing in the world’s eyes. We are a strong player in Europe. We are privileged citizens to have so many sportsmen. Football is the locomotive for all sports. We have been waiting so many years to have such success.”
Spain soccer coach Vicente del Bosque punches away a ball in the World Cup semifinals. ‘We are growing in the world’s eyes,’ he said of Spain’s success in his sport and others.