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  1. What Happened to Spain’s Team of Champions?

    They have been described as the greatest team in soccer’s history, but the Spanish reigning champions will be catching an early flight home after suffering embarrassing defeats in their first two World Cup games. It’s an ignominious end for the team that’s dominated international soccer for six years with an innovative fast-passing style of play known as tiki-taka. Pundits will undoubtedly spend years untangling exactly what went wrong, but many argue that the team’s core players have simply aged and didn’t have the necessary energy to pull off their own tactics.

    New Republic, WSJ (sub), The New Yorker 

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