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We don't fear Brazil - Fabregas

2014-06-06 09:44
Cesc Fabregas (Supplied)

Cape Town - Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists his side will not be intimidated should they come up against hosts Brazil in this year's World Cup.

La Roja suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Brazilians at last year's Confederations Cup, a loss which raised questions about Spain's ability to defend their title at the showpiece event.

However, Fabregas believes that Spain are well prepared to go all the way once more, even if they have to face Brazil in front of their own fans.

"I believe (championship wins) are vital," the Barcelona man said in a promotional video for Puma.

"In 2008, nobody believed in us and since then we've made a name for ourselves and we've become a competitive team that has won everything.

"We're not scared of Brazil. I think Brazil are a very strong team... and if we face them again it will be a completely new game."

Spain face a strong test first up when they face the Netherlands in the opening match of Group B.

Having stumbled at the first hurdle in 2010, the 27-year-old says that they are out to ensure that there is no repeat this year.

"We lost in the last World Cup in the first game against Switzerland so it does bother me, it worries us, because we want to win," he explained.

"That was a difficult time and I remember that we were all very nervous.

"Everyone thought it was the easiest game in the group. That was a lesson and we should remember it ahead of this World Cup too."

Spain and the Netherlands are joined in Group B by Chile and Australia.

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