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Spain vs. France: Spanish Versatility and Heart Will Lead to Easy Victory

GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 14:  David Silva of Spain celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Ireland at The Municipal Stadium on June 14, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Scott CarasikContributor IIJune 23, 2012

Spain will rely on their versatility and heart against the French, and it will lead them to dominate their way to a victory. This victory will just be another step on the way to a Spanish repeat championship in the Euro 2012 tournament.

Spain is arguably the top team in Euro 2012 and, according to the Soccer Power Index, they are the best team in the world. They are one of just three undefeated teams in the the entire tournament and have one of the best all-around teams in the Euro tournament.

Spain has been able to crush inferior teams. And in close matches, their heart just won't let them lose.

The Spanish team has the most versatile abilities of any in the tournament and has been giving the French coach nightmares trying to prepare for them. SI quoted French coach Laurent Blanc as saying:

The problem is that we are going to have to have to run—and run a lot—and also close down space, even though they always seem to find some. I don't think Spain has just one strength. They have many. I like their way of playing. Not only is it pleasant to watch, but it's efficient and spectacular. We have to try and match that, but we're a long way off.

This means that the Spanish aren't just getting into the heads of the French, but also their hearts. Much like an NFL offense that can both pass and run effectively, the Spanish are able to use their all-around game to make sure that they will go up early and often.

The Spanish do many thing amazingly well. Whether it's their dead-aim passing, impeccable defense or their intelligent attacking on offense, the French won't be able to overcome the Spanish attack nor will they be able to get through the Spanish defense.

The biggest reason why the Spanish will dominate the French is their heart. Even when tied 0-0 with the Croats for most of the game, they needed the win to earn the top seed from Group C and relied on the heart of the team to make it through and win the game

Spanish heart is going to lead to a much bigger margin of victory in this one. They are just too talented to lose to the French. Spain has one of the best teams in the world. When they can rely on their hard work and heart, they will only dominate teams.

They should see the same thing versus the French. The Spanish team will demolish the French and will make it to the semifinals with ease on their way to another Euro tournament championship.

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