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Spain News: De Gea targeting World Cup glory

9 months ago

In the latest Spain news, goalkeeper David de Gea insists he is excited for the 2018 World Cup to get under way and is hoping they can go all the way in Russia.

The Manchester United shot-stopper will be one of the first names on the team sheet for Julen Lopetegui as Spain look to reclaim the World Cup.

Lo Rojo lifted the trophy in 2010 but they suffered a hugely disappointing exit in 2014, failing to make it out of the group stage in Brazil.

They have been drawn with Iran, Morocco and European champions Portugal in Group B and will feel confident of making it through to the knockout stage.

Spain, who are priced at 6/1 to win the World Cup with bet365, topped their group in qualification, having won nine and drawn one to finish ahead of Italy, and they head to Russia unbeaten in 18 matches following their exit from Euro 2016 in the round of 16.

De Gea insists confidence levels are high and believes Spain are capable of mounting a serious challenge at the showpiece event.

“We have come off the back of a really excellent qualification campaign, and now it’s time for the best bit to get started,” he told MUTV.

“So now for the good bit, the World Cup tournament itself, and let’s enjoy it and take things game by game and try and perform well and hopefully have a real go at it and maybe even win the World Cup.

“It’s something really special, being able to pull on the Spanish national team shirt in a World Cup.

“I’m just so keen for it all to get underway, both the games themselves and all the emotion, and let’s hope we can make the entire country really happy.”