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Villa: Spain ready to shake World Cup underdog tag

Villa: Spain ready to shake World Cup underdog tag

Spain striker David Villa is confident the European champions are ready to win the World Cup for the first time.
Spain travels to Austria to play Saudi Arabia on Saturday in the first of three friendly matches ahead of the June 11-July 11 tournament.
Villa, Spain's first-choice striker, has 36 goals in 55 appearances. The newly signed Barcelona player led Spain to victory at Euro 2008 with a tournament-high four goals.
With his club future settled, the 28-year-old Villa says Spain is ready to shake its underachiever tag on the world stage.
Villa tells The Associated Press "we know we have the potential to win it, but we won't put ourselves under pressure because we know that being favorite or not means nothing."


Updated : 2020-12-06 07:38 GMT+08:00