Why Spain? I asked.
“My parents are from Spain.”
I met Juan Pablo two days before the Euro 2012 finals. He was born in Columbia but lives in Montreal. His parents are from Spain and he has family in Columbia and Peru. Juan Pablo was very confident Spain would win the Euro, and with a good reason now we know. I never asked him why was he hanging around Victoria Square. Perhaps to bring his chosen team some luck? Perhaps not. Spanish players didn’t need it though. They won it in style. There never was any doubt, during the game, that it could be any different.