Djiraan Iraassi said:You're free to dislike Spain's style, but calling it "defensive" is oxymoronic. In football you only defend when you don't have the ball. It's like calling a QB or a DH "defensive".
Now, boring, doesn't create too many goal opportunities, slow, boring? OK.
Agree here. Their possession was impressive. Those midfielders were great and got old for this WC. I'd equate the 2006 Italians to the 90s NJ Devils, not that Spanish team. Maybe it's not as exciting as the long ball and attacking and multiple chances style, but it's tactically sound and quite beautiful when in action. It's also very impressive to control the game with that amount of possession.