Zidane still favors Spain to win World Cup
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zinedine Zidane believes Spain is still the favorite to win the World Cup despite losing its opening match.
The France great says the 1-0 loss to Switzerland “is the best thing that could have happened,” and that Spain just needs to finish the scoring opportunities its fluid play and consistency will provide.
Spain plays Honduras on Monday in a Group H meeting of teams which lost their opening game.
Zidane, who led France to its 1998 World Cup triumph, says the reason that big teams like Spain, Germany, Italy and France are struggling in South Africa is because “there are no longer little teams.”