Friday, December 13, 2013
Iker Casillas World Cup draw criticism
Iker Casillas , captain of the Spanish national team , was critical of the World Cup draw in Brazil, which matched the last two finalists Spain and the Netherlands, in a group that completed Chile and Australia , and said he is not "agree" "how to run the draw ."
Casillas was critical of the coefficients FIFA will giving each selection to get the draw and may hold the match in a group of champions with the runner-up, after a good qualifying both.
" The truth is that sometimes the draw ratios are not well understood nor . We who are not in places where it is decided which team is better than another . We play and if we win so be it but I do not agree how the lottery is run , "he complained .
The captain of the Spanish national team and Real Madrid does not understand as if Brazil starts the World Cup and are in Group A, known before the decision of Group B, of Spain , to know your opponent before playing their last match of the phase group .
" Each group should be ending phase as the days corresponding to going , but we are not the ones who execute the decisions. Opinion we are only in them."
In the press conference that the Real Madrid rode Valdebebas with Casillas , Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric , Marcelo , Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria , the Spanish team was designated as the favorite for the title .
"I get to see us as favorites because we have earned the right to do so we have won these years ," she added Casillas. "We know in the group of team players that everything will be praise but they will be eager to face us and do our best ."
" We know it will be very difficult to win because all teams want to be world champions , not only Spain . In recent years all facing Spain give my best to win . Come up with the idea of defending the title was achieved in South Africa, doing things the best way to make the Spanish people presume their selection . we will endeavor , dedication , desire and leave us all to bring to the selection as far as possible , "he added .
Casillas took stock of one group of death that fell on the Spanish team. He praised the level of Holland and recalled recent friendlies against Chile, in which Spain rallied in the final minutes and tied one at the last minute on the latest .
"It has been a difficult draw, starting before a second in the world who has superb stage classification and then Chile that whenever we face problems they have had to win," she added. " With the experience of past finals never know . In South Africa you fell in the first game against Switzerland and was a disaster. Then won such important teams like Portugal, Germany and Holland. So first you have to think in the group and we'll see how crossings occur . "