Have you ever wondered how Spain managed to win the European Football Championship three times in a row? They start young, and they live and breathe football. I watched in amazement as this little boy practiced fending off balls in the Plaza de Candelaria in Cádiz, Spain. The iron railing made a slight indentation, just enough to suggest a football goal, and that’s all he needed. The fact that there was a park bench in the goal didn’t faze him one bit. He definitely has the makings of a pro goalkeeper! Opposite him was another park bench, where someone could sit and hold a conversation while kicking balls to Iker Junior. Way to go!!!
The pictures were taken one week after Spain won the Euro 2012.
Sorry the pictures are so blurry, but this kid was FAST!
Of course, there are other ways to enjoy the Plaza de Candelaria:
Another way to enjoy the plaza is to take time out for a delicious pizza at Gente de Cádiz (Plaza de Candelaria 3). Sorry there’s no photo. I must have been too engrossed in my pizza.
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