Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Viswanathan Anand happy for Spain

Viswanathan Anand’s joy on watching world champion Spain come out triumphant in Euro 2012 is understandable. After all, the five-time world chess champion had made Spain his home-away-from home from 1996 to 2010.

A self-confessed fan of Real Madrid, Anand made no secret of his loyalty. He backed the world champion with Germany his second choice.

“Spain was completely superior in the final,” said Anand and continued, “I think things went wrong for Italy from the first goal. It was a very unusual header (from David Silva). There are many headers that volley into the goal. But this one rose the full length to hit the top of the net. Very unusual."
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