What if Spain’s best athletes played soccer?

Spanish brothers Pau and Marc Gasol started at the center positions in yesterday’s NBA All-Star Game, combining for 16 points and 22 rebounds. In the wake of the country’s failure at last summer’s World Cup (failing to make it out of group stage), it’s a shame nobody’s asking the obvious …

What if, instead of to the court, the Gasols took to the pitch instead? What if the creativity of Ricky Rubio was used in a midfield instead of a backcourt? Or what if the tenacity of Rafael Nadal or Ruben Fernández was harnessed on grass instead of clay or the roads.

What if Spain’s best athletes played soccer? It’s a truly scary thought.

 

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