Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spain, With Much to Worry About, Takes a Day to Celebrate - By Raphael Minder (The New York Times)

Spain's triumph in South Africa not only was an unprecedented sporting achievement for a soccer-obsessed country but also helped bring Spaniards together at a time of economic unrest and political bickering over whether to grant greater regional autonomy to Catalonia. Seven of the 11 players who started the final for Spain are due to play next season for Barcelona, Catalonia’s flagship club ... read more

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