Spain defender Sergio Ramos believes having the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil makes the tournament extra special

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Spain defender Sergio Ramos believes having the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil makes the tournament extra special.

The 28 year-old, who has been capped 115 times at international level, also expects world champions Spain to have a tough task defending their crown, but is delighted to have the opportunity to do so in such an iconic country as Brazil.

"It's always a dream to play in a World Cup and to do so in Brazil, who have a very prestigious team that has always made a difference and always been favourites, you dream about wearing your country's jersey and playing in a World Cup, and all the more if it's in Brazil,” he told FIFA.com.

"The most important thing is to make the most of the World Cup. First up there are three excellent teams in Holland, Chile and Australia before we can start thinking about the second round, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final.”

 



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