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Brazil-Spain: Casillas expects a great match

Spain advanced to the Confederations Cup final following a 7-6 win on penalties against Italy in the semifinals.

As Brazil played one day earlier and did not need to play extra time, there is a concern Spain will be far more tired than the Seleção.

Spain's manager Vicente del Bosque thinks this is not an excuse though, he was quoted as saying by AFP: "I'm not looking for excuses. It's a different match. We have 72 hours, others have a bit more, but we want to put on a good show."

Del Bosque addeed: "Today the players put in a great effort, although it's true that they play two times a week for practically the whole year.

"They've stepped up to the mark for the national team, but we still want a little bit more. We'll see if we can do it on Sunday."

Spanish captain Iker Casillas also talked about the upcoming final, he said: "The whole world wanted to see a Brazil-Spain final, and in the end the two teams who are there are the ones who deserve it.

"It's basically a curtain-raiser for the World Cup (next year), and everyone who loves football will agree that it should be a great match."

The Confederations Cup final match between Brazil and Spain will be played on Sunday at the Maracanã stadium.


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