The World Cup evens out.
It equals so much that we do not distinguish between an African team from a European one.
As everyone copies, what we called style was lost due to the force of standardization.
The dribbling was buried by the abuse of training sessions in which one or, maximum, two touches are mandatory.
It's not easy to see through passes either because in the middle of the field it's more important not to lose the ball than to risk it to improve the play.
There is a paradox that is difficult to understand: the teams take more risks in their own area than in the opposite.
Reason why more danger is created by pressing the exit of the rivals than by building the game.
This is how we are falling into a bureaucratic football, technically neat and of a high average level,
The methodologies that are taking over soccer reward collective correctness and penalize adventurers.
The most relevant effect is that the level of mediocre players has been greatly improved.
Those who only deserved a pass today receive and touch the ball at a remarkable level.
This type of player has benefited from a formation that does not distinguish categories.
The price to pay is that the outstanding players have reduced the margin of freedom they enjoyed in other times to join the non-negotiable collective project.
You have to have a lot of class and personality to escape the swarm and impose the dominant power of the one who reaches where the others do not.
Fortunately, football manages to continue to impress us with its ability to surprise: although the same players always play, we never see the same match.
The proper names.
The methodology, the increasingly powerful physiques and the tactical sophistication are finishing with the spaces.
As we continue to play on a 100x70 field, it must be the most intelligent ones who have to discover where the spaces that we are missing are.
And here things begin to be as they seem.
The great talents are the only ones capable of lighting a torch at the bottom of the cave to see what others do not see.
Messi is the great example in his new version of walking strategist.
“Walk”, says someone, shocked, next to me.
No, he "thinks", I'm left wanting to answer, when he looks, decides and hits millimeter balls looking for the best placed teammate.
It is they, the best, who help us choose the favorite teams.
Brazil and England have as much attacking talent on the bench as they do on the pitch.
How not to believe that they will reach the last instances?
Mbappé is enough for France to consider it a fearsome threat.
The word team grows bigger, but the matches are still won with their own names.
Distinguishing yourself is already winning.
Spain is the only team whose strength lies in its always attacking intention.
In his collective conviction for the pressure if he does not have it and for the association when he recovers it.
It doesn't matter if the rival is big or small, even winning or losing, Spain feels superior and intends to prove it from start to finish.
What authorizes her to such ambition?
The courage of an ambitious coach who considers football as a mode of expression from which we can achieve greatness.
Players follow it for the simplest of reasons: the purpose of transcending.
The soccer player is permeable to all ideas, but if he is invited to be part of a revolution, he surrenders with the faith of the predestined.
Now another World Cup begins for Spain because Japan warned him that dream and utopia do not mean the same thing.
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