Spain v. Tahiti, at 3pm ET today. Spain has won its last 3 major competitions (two Euro's and one WC), which no other team has ever done. Core of this team had a 35-game unbeaten streak 4 years ago (the USA, oddly, snapped that), and currently has something like a 27-game unbeaten streak.
Meanwhile, Tahiti fields a total of ONE professional player, the rest are amateurs. Tahiti's total population is like 150,000 or something.
It's being called the greatest mismatch in the history of major international football competitions. The burning question is -- does Spain score at will (Tahiti's own coach expects over 20 goals for Spain), or, does Spain just score enough (5 to 8) then back off and play catch.
In England and Germany, the culture is to respect your opponent by playing your hardest -- meaning, keep scoring; because if you back off, you have disrespected him. In South America and the US, we have the opposite approach.
What say you? I think the final will be 10-0. And 7-0 at halftime.
EDIT: Clairvoyant me. Final was, indeed, 10-0.