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Hot World Cup player of the day: Fernando Torres (Spain)

24 Jun

Photo: Henry Romero/Reuters via Swagger New York

Well, Spain played their last match of the World Cup Monday. It’s sad to see them eliminated so soon, but I hope to see them come back stronger for the Euro 2016 qualifiers, maybe with some fresh blood. Hard to believe el niño Fernando Torres is already 30 years old. But although our boys had already been eliminated, they manage to redeem themselves somewhat against Australia, winning 3-o. In his last international match (sniff), David Villa scored the first. The lovely Chelsea striker Torres scored the second, and Juan Mata (who at 26 still has some years left for Spain) scored the third. And as an extra treat, Torres got his jersey torn and had to change it. Yum.


Hot Euro player of the day: Fernando Torres (Spain)

14 Jun

Photo: Getty via UEFA

At 28, El Niño Torres isn’t such a kid anymore. But those puppy-dog eyes! Those rosy cheeks! Those FRECKLES! Although he has (let’s face it) sucked for a while now, I have to believe in him (since David Villa is still recovering from a broken leg). And miraculously, Nando scored two goals today! Mind you, it was against Ireland. Spain won 4-0, the other goals being from Silva and Cesc.

Hot Spanish player of the day: Fernando Torres (Chelsea)

9 Feb

Photo: Getty via Zimbio

When I’m following EPL instead of La Liga, I cheer for Liverpool and against Chelsea. So like many people, I am none to pleased about Fernando Torres’ recent transfer. Especially since I have always had a soft spot for El Niño (I don’t think he’ll ever outgrow the nickname, even though he’s now 26). Luckily for me, there’s always the Spain NT.

The Madrid-area native played today in Spain’s friendly against Colombia. He’s still not up to peak performance on the national squad, but it’s nice to see him in red again. Spain won 1-0, with a late goal from David Silva.

Welcome back, Niño!

3 Sep

Photo: Getty Images via FIFA

In the Spain’s first match since becoming world champions, Fernando Torres scored two goals against Liechtenstein, a vast improvement from his less than stellar World Cup performance. The two Davids, Villa and Silva, also scored goals, bringing the score to 4-0. It was no surprise that Spain won this game in the first session of Euro 2012 qualifiers (Liechtenstein is below even Canada in the FIFA World Ranking), but our beautiful boys were aiming to score as many goals as possible, as goal differentials will likely make a difference later on. So 4-0, not too shabby. England also won 4-0 over Bulgaria today, and Netherlands had the highest differential, with 5-o over San Marino. Netherlands is second in the world and San Marino is dead last. Really, they could have done better than that.