Andres Iniesta believes in Spain

Andres Iniesta Spain World Cup 2014

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Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta insists that Spain are still hungry for success as they aim to try and defend the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Spain lifted the famous trophy in 2010 in South Africa for the first time in their history and they head to Brazil among the favourites to retain the title.

Brazil in 1962 became the only other nation to successfully defend the world title and Iniesta believes that they squad still has the ability to command on the world stage.

Iniesta said: “We’ll be on a different stage, it’s a different moment but what hasn’t changed is our determination to do things well.

“We’ve got an extra, additional responsibility this time – we’re the defending champions; we’ll be going to Brazil hoping to play an important role.

“We’ve got a great side to be able to do that and like before, we’ll be taking it one step at a time.”

Spain have also claimed back-to-back European Championships either side of their triumph in South Africa, establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

Vincente del Bosque’s side have been drawn with Netherlands, who are priced at 3.10 to win the Group B, Chile and Australia – with the team finishing second facing a very real possibility of meeting hosts Brazil in the round of 16.

The European outfit will take on Bolivia on Friday and El Salvador a week later as they conclude their warm-up schedule, before the tournament begins on June 12.

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