Spain is ridiculous.
After watching part of yesterday's friendly against Poland, which the Spaniards won, 6-0, it appears as though this team is ready to roll through its group and put on a show at this year's World Cup. They picked apart the Poles, scoring a second goal in the 12th minute that was simply masterful. It reminded me a little of Argentina's memorable goal from the last World Cup.
David Villa, David Silva, Xabi Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres and Pedro all scored for Spain, which scored four second-half goals.
Spain is in Group H and faces Switzerland (June 16), Honduras (June 21) and Chile (June 25) in the opening round. If (when) it wins the group, it will face the second-place team from the Group of Death, which includes Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast. Although the tougher half of the draw greets Spain in the knockout stages, there's no excuse for this team not making it to at least the semifinals.
The only setback from yesterday's game came when Andres Iniesta exited in the 39th minute with a right thigh problem. Head coach Vincente del Bosque said in reports it was "mostly as a precaution." Spain should seriously consider resting him for the group stage. With all the surrounding talent, it doesn't need him.
Check out the highlights. The aforementioned second goal begins about 50 seconds in.