Posted on August 15, 2012
Now, this is a real David vs. Goliath scenario.
Spain, the top-ranked team in the world, will take on Puerto Rico, which is 138th, on Wednesday night. The match will be played at the Puerto Rico Islanders’ home field, 20,000-seat Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Baymon, Puerto Rico, home of the USL PRO team.
“This is a great chance for us to let the world know that take football seriously in Puerto Rico,” Puerto Rico national coach Jeaustin Campos told the Associated Press. “After all, this is the first time in our history that we will play against the reigning world champions.”
Spain, which has won the past two Euro titles (2008 and 2012) and the 2010 World Cup crown, will be without Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, David Villa and Jordi Alba. But the Spaniards still will be a formidable opposition.
“This will be good for the national players who are currently in preseason training with their professional clubs,” Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas was quoted by the AP.
Categories: Caribbean, Puerto Rico
Tags: Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, David vs. Goliath, Jeaustin Campos, Jordi Alba, Xavi Hernandez