Spain: 20 Classic Examples of Spain's Tiki-Taka

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Spain: 20 Classic Examples of Spain's Tiki-Taka
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The Spanish national football team has employed the "tiki-taka" style of short, quick passes with great success under managers Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque over the past seven years.

Spain has featured some of the very best and most talented players in the world over that time, many of whom became experts in the famous style named for rhythmic tick-like succession of passes through its use at FC Barcelona and other La Liga teams, so it only makes sense for the national team to use it too. 

The team has tiki-taka'ed its way to UEFA European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012 and a World Cup title in 2010.

Some viewers find the style too boring, but it's hard to deny how impressive and effective it can be when performed with proper training and coordination. This slideshow will examine some of the best examples of tiki-taka being put to good use, from the basic to the advanced.

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