Tiki-Taka is dead following Spain’s defeats at the World Cup

We wrote:

Are we witnessing the death of Tiki-Taka?

Date: 19th June 2014 at 6:04pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

The easy thing to do after Spain’s two defeats at the World Cup is to label and accept the downfall of tiki-taka – and they’re embracing it by the boatload. There’s something joyous about seeing a power that once toyed with some of the best across Europe reduced to rumble; each of Chile’s goals at the Maracana on Wednesday felt like thunderous blows. By the end, Spain’s empire looked to be in ruins. It’s easy to label it as such, the ‘death of tiki-taka,’ because it’s fun. A lot about sports is celebrating the misery of others, especially those who have tasted such glory for prolonged spells (see Manchester United). But Spain’s performances at the World Cup thus far have confirmed one thing: things need freshening up. Here’s the thing that left me a little confused about this hysteria about tiki-taka football’s ashes being spread over various cities in Brazil: doesn’t it actually have to be enforced by Spain, followed by a convincing win from the opposition, for the ... Read More

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall

Login

Comment without logging in

You will need to fill this out each time to comment so why not quickly login with Facebook!

*

What do you think?

Sign in with Facebook and be
entered for a chance to
Win a pair of Puma evoPOWER football boots

Terms and Conditions

Why login with Facebook?

  • Sign up in 2 seconds
  • Use your FB profile image
  • No need to remember a password
  • See which of your friends would like this

Note: We don't post to your wall


Agreed - 0%
Disagreed - 0%