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Spain captain says Germany is biggest threat

  • Reuters, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 4:32 PM

Spain captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas said Germany is the only real threat to Spain's dominance.

“The only team I am scared of and I’ve got respect for is Germany,” said Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas, who helped Spain win the 2008 European Championship and 2010 World Cup. "I like Germany a lot. At the last World Cup, Germany were my favorites.

“They are European rivals, they are young, they have got great players. I think they are going to set the standard for soccer at international level in a couple of years, when Spain is probably not up there at the top."

Germany, with a team whose average age was under 25, finished third place in the World Cup in South Africa last summer.

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