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- Manager:Paulo Sosa
Luis Enrique said that he had the feeling that for Spain, the cork was about to pop. He was proved right as Spain walloped Slovakia, writes Alfredo Relaño.
"Lacking sharpness in one area and solidity in the other, that has been Spain’s problem so far," writes Alfredo Relaño.
The 1982 World Cup in Spain appeared to be a stage set for Diego Maradona to shine but the quiet efficiency of Paolo Rossi guided Italy to the title.
We're used to seeing refereeing that favours the tournament hosts. It's just how it works...
Having finished up with an identical record to Senegal in Group H, Japan go through to the last 16 by virtue of having picked up two bookings fewer.