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One of the most glaring problems that Spain will have to overcome is that of their low scoring, which is characterized by their many games of scoring only one goal.
When Spain won the World Cup in 2010, winning one-goal thrillers was their style. In the last four games of the famous tournament, La Roja won every game by a score of 1-0.
But if that was not enough, the low scoring continued in the Euros this past summer.
On the road to repeating as champions, Spain scored one goal against Italy and Croatia. But La Roja did not score against Portugal, which led the teams to a shootout.
Even today the low scoring continues as Spain was recently shocked in a 1-1 draw with France due to a late goal by Olivier Giroud.
More scoring must come for La Roja if they are to repeat in 2014. But even more so, Spain will have to learn how to put games away.
Low scoring and games played to 1-0 may be working now, but if an opponent can capitalize, we may see Spain finally taken down.
While all of these issues could bring the collapse of Spain from the top of the world football mountain, it is still likely that La Roja will win World Cup 2014. Issues must be addressed, but to this point everything is going right for Spain.
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