Brazil 2014: “Tiqui-taca” from Spain to defend crown
Iker Casillas, goalkeeper and captain of Spain is one of the leaders of the Iberian team; whose staff consists of top players (Photo Archive)

The soccer team of Spain will participate in the World Cup is one of the clear favorites to win the tournament; due to their status as defending champion after his latest conquest in 2010.The South African edition combo led by Vicente del Bosque arrives at the World Cup thanks to a flawless qualifying process; whose total balance were six wins and two draws; for a total of 20 points that left them as group leaders in the qualifying round ahead of France.The campus “Red” is made with numerous stars, whose international travel both the national team and with their clubs located in the the elite of European football. Captain Iker Casillas, Real Madrid goalkeeper is only one of the leaders of the template, with the likes of Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Xavi Hernandez and Fernando Torres.Los champions title defense of his world are measured in combined first round of Holland (whom he defeated in South Africa for the Cup), Chile and Australia; for what your ride is difficult first round; although their collective quality may leave the balance in his favor.Aunque the 23 players who will represent Spain at the World Cup has not been released; Del Bosque presented a list of 30 shortlisted players, comprising: Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, Pepe Reina and David De Gea.Defensas: Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Raul Albiol, Javi Martinez, Juanfran Torres, Jordi Alba, César Azpilicueta, Daniel Carvajal and Alberto Moreno.Midfielders: Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, Koke Resurrection, Sergio Busquets, Santi Cazorla, Ander Iturraspe, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Juan Mata, David Silva and Jesus Navas.
Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez, Diego Costa, David Villa, Fernando Torres, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Negredo.
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