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Casillas: Defending Title In Our Hands

Spain captain, Iker Casillas, has insisted the defending champions have it in their own hands to win their second World Cup trophy.

He believes Spain are the strongest team in the world, but would have to prove it at this year’s tournament again.

"After the last World Cup we are going to face Holland again. We have the desire and the will to play a good competition,” he told Marca.

“It will be hard because Spain are favourites and all the other teams will be looking to try and beat us."

"Another world cup victory is motivation enough. Our aim is to win it a second time for our country.

“We have been the best team in the world for the last four years and it is up to us to see if we can carry on being the best.”

Casillas then set his sights on Spain’s World Cup opener against the Netherlands, whom they faced in the 2010 World Cup final, and believes the Dutch's front-three will cause the main threat.

"They are very different games but they are just as important. When you start a World Cup you have to be completely focused. We need to win,” he added

“Depending on how the match goes, a draw might be a good result, but we're out to win every game.

"Robben’s a game changer, as are Sneijder and Van Persie. They are the three most important Dutch players. I'm sure that in the main their chances lie with these three."

Spain will face the Netherlands in their World Cup opener at 21:00 tonight.

What’s your prediction for the replay of the 2010 World Cup final? Have your say in the comment section below.

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