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Xavi hails club-like Spain

"This is modern football," says Barcelona ace

Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes Spain's tight-knit group of players gives the national side a club feel about it.

Reigning European Champions Spain are favourites to win their first ever World Cup in South Africa this summer and further strengthened their case with a 2-0 win against France in midweek.

Xavi has hailed his nation's "modern" style of play and compared it to that of Barcelona and Arsenal, who are both famed for their free-flowing attractive football.

"Our style of game is very similar to the work in Barca or Arsenal," said Xavi. "This is modern football.

"Spain have still not found success in the World Cup but the squad is very concentrated and all the companions are in a compact group.

"In that sense, Spain appear more like a club than a national team."

The win in the Stade de France prolonged Spain's incredible record of 42 wins in their last 45 fixtures and that run is expected to continue this summer having been drawn in Group H with Switzerland, Honduras and Chile.

"At the minute Spain are in a good run of form and the supporters are happy with our game," added Xavi. "I personally am happy to be in this group.

Candidates

"It is important to be in the list of candidates for the title in South Africa but without confidence and a cool head it cannot be done."

Xavi is aware of the hype Spain are generating ahead of the finals, but he is keen to remind people that Brazil and Italy still have many World Cup winners within their squads.

2002 World Cup winners Brazil are currently captained by Inter defender Lucio, who was part of the success in Japan and South Korea, while midfielders Kaka and Gilberto Silva are also medal holders.

Current holders Italy are expected to bring a host of players who were part of their successful squad in Germany 2006, and Xavi insists their knowhow could prove vital this time around.

"For me, the squads that have won the World Cup before are bigger favourites than us," admitted Xavi. "Their history is important and other teams will have chances in this tournament."

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spain will be hype come world cup sorry to say

they wont get far

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spain will be hype come world cup sorry to say

they wont get far

How far is not far?

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lol I dont want to point out the obvious...

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They(barca and spain) have some of the best strikers in the world

Arsenal

hmmm

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The comparisons are about the team playing style not individuals but i suppose you were being a stupid f*ck*ng prick as you can't be that stupid.

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spain will be hype come world cup sorry to say

they wont get far

Look at the players Spain AREN'T taking and compare it to the likes of England.

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Bar injury to Torres AND Villa, Spain should take it home easily.

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If Spain dont take it somthing wouldvegone wrong,

even if say Torres is out injured they should still have enough to take it comfortably.

embaressment of riches

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lol I dont want to point out the obvious...

lol, trust

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

:!:

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

:!:

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

Reading obviously isnt a strong point of yours. There a reason the word 'should' was put before either quoted word.

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Either way, they're not that much better than the other top teams

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Either way, they're not that much better than the other top teams

Behave

The 3 gks they have > _____________

The Midfield > ___________

The Midfielders that DONT start > ____________

The strikers > _____________

Dont even seem impressed with Brazil TBH, shocked im even saying that

Spain or England to win it, Holland to play the best footy but not win it, Hunterlarr to merk

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Theyve easily got the strongest squad, but its not like Italy or Argentina couldnt dead them on any given day tbh.

Brazil to win it imo

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some off-key opinions in this thread

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

Reading obviously isnt a strong point of yours. There a reason the word 'should' was put before either quoted word.

i felt like making a similar point earlier,

anyone who doesnt think pound 4 pound, spain shouldnt win or are by far favourites to win the world cup just isn't paying attention.

of course anyone can beat anyone on any given day but Spain vs ------------- Your money would be on Spain right now.

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some off-key opinions in this thread

It's just fashionable to say the opposite of what most people think in this room.

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hold tight spains world cup cameo of talking up sh*t then gettin

knocked out in the 2nd round or quarters

bloody bunch of nancy's

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hold tight spains world cup cameo of talking up sh*t then gettin

knocked out in the 2nd round or quarters

bloody bunch of nancy's

Thing is though everyone said this before Euro 2008 as well

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spain dont have a golden generation

this is a platinum generation

technically mentally athleticism atm >____

something in water over there

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lol @ them winning it 'easily' and 'comfortably'

:!:

c/s tekkers throughout is just too much

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spain dont have a golden generation

this is a platinum generation

technically mentally athleticism atm >____

something in water over there

Its mad how many sick players they have

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