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The Blancos captain has hailed the recent displays of his rival goalkeeper and says that La Decima is possible this year Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has praised the performances of Diego Lopez and says that he must take some of the credit for the club's position at the summit of La Liga.
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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta said it was fear that made Manchester City retreat into their shell in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie against the Catalans last month.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will arguably be their hardest test to date, taking place in South America, with a few of their biggest stars from previous tournaments either into or approaching their 30s and with most of the rest of the world seeing them as the team to beat.
On this evidence, England are unlikely to be faced by all-out attack in Manaus on June 14. Italy succumbed here to Pedro's second-half goal and, camped for much of the game in their own penalty area, they seemed largely satisfied that they had restricted their opponents to just the one strike.
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The creative midfielder has nothing but praise for his former Blaugrana team-mate, who announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving Camp Nou this summer Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has hailed Carles Puyol 's leadership skills in the wake of the defender's announcement that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Six La Liga triumphs, three Champions League winners' medals, two Copa del Reys, six Spanish Super Cups, two European Super Cups and two Clubs World Cups.
Spain's Diego Costa, centre right is hugged by Juanfran Torres during a training session in Madrid, Monday March 3, 2014.
This midweek's round of international friendly fixtures constitutes a last chance for many players to force their way into the reckoning ahead of the World Cup in Brazil in June and July.
's decision to leave Barcelona after 19 years with the club probably means the curtain will now come down on the La Liga career of one the greatest defenders in the history of the game.
The countdown begins in earnest for the 32 teams taking part in the World Cup in summer in a range of friendly internationals on Wednesday.
Carles Puyol announced on Tuesday that he would be calling time on his illustrious and trophy-laden career at Barcelona.
The 35-year-old Puyol has spent his entire career with the Spanish league champion, having debuted in 1999.
Iker Casillas' rustiness was beginning to show after being sold a delightful dummy by Arsenal's Santi Cazorla in Spain training.
FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol reacts after scoring against Almeria during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 2, 2014.