Euro 2016:...And Catenaccio Finally Buried Tiki-Taka
The Spaniards introduced a new brand into World football in the early to mid-2000’s: Tiki-taka, fluid – beautiful, joyful-to-watch soccer that held fans in a trance as long as a game lasts. Beautiful football that left opponents of the Spaniards chasing shadows on the pitch. On the back of Tiki-taka, Spain absolutely ruled the world. Between 2007 and 2013, the Spaniards lost just eight matches, of those just three were official, the other matches were ‘mere’ friendlies.