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Why did Spain lost their World Cup 2010 opening match to Switzerland?

  1. samman profile image60
    sammanposted 7 years ago

    Why did Spain lost their World Cup 2010 opening match to Switzerland?

    This is the first ever time Switzerland won a football match against Spain.

  2. I am DB Cooper profile image59
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    Switzerland played great defense... well, their goalie kept the ball from getting in the goal. Spain dominated the whole game, they just couldn't score. They had a ton of shots on goal, while Switzerland got about 1 shot every 20 minutes or so. Spain wasted many opportunities.

  3. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    because that is what their performance deserved, they couldn't finish and the Swiss goalkeeper was excellent.

  4. MMMoney profile image64
    MMMoneyposted 7 years ago

    may be some time  overconfidance is bad and also take opponent lightly

  5. profile image53
    littleman_02posted 7 years ago

    There are few reasons but I believe Spain didn't change their position into goal. Apart from Alonso's shot that hit the bar and pique's chance there wasn't many noticeable chances.
    Gelson Fernandes' goal for Switzerland came about through an a combination of bad luck and confusion between the Spanish defenders.
    Vicente Del Bosque started the game with two holding midfielders, and two "fake" wingers supporting striker David Villa.

  6. animal-backpacks profile image62
    animal-backpacksposted 7 years ago

    They simply didn't want to peak too early in the tournament - it's a marathon NOT a sprint...now they are in the WORLD CUP FINAL on Sunday, do you think any of the spanish people care that they lost the opening game!

  7. gpinheiro profile image55
    gpinheiroposted 7 years ago

    I did not see the game, but probably they thought they had already won the game even before starting it...

  8. alexandriaruthk profile image73
    alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

    Swiss are the better team at that time, you see the ball is round, you cant predict exactly who will win, Spain is the champs of the World Cup 2010

  9. jerseys4kids.com profile image70
    jerseys4kids.composted 7 years ago

    They lost to Switzerland because the Swiss scored more goals in the match prior to the end of regulation time.