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Cazorla: Uruguay Match Most Important

Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla says that their opening game of the Confederations Cup against Uruguay on Sunday will be the most important one for them.

The European and world champions meet the Copa America champions in the Group B opener on Sunday, with the Spaniard coming into the game as favourites.

But with attacking talent like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan, Cazorla admits that they are not expecting an easy win.

"For us, the most important match is the Uruguay one. They're a difficult team to beat and are very competitive," the 28-year-old told Marca. "We need to be well prepared to face up to them.

"They don't just have [Edinson] Cavani and Luis Suarez - they also have a Golden Boot winner in [Diego] Forlan. It's a team that poses a great threat up front.

"The game will be completely different from the one we played a few months ago [Spain won 3-1]. This game is much more important than a friendly."

Cazorla also expressed his delight in being with the national team and said that he would take any role given to him.

"I consider myself lucky just to be part of this group. It would be great to get some time on the pitch, but I know how difficult it is to get into this team," he added.

"You need to make a contribution, hopefully by playing, but otherwise I will make my contribution during each training session, supporting my team-mates.

"Not playing wouldn't be a disappointment for me."

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