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Trap: Spain better than '70s Brazil

June 13, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Giovanni Trapattoni says Spain have improved since winning Euro 2012, and that their midfield combination play is so good they are now even better than Pele's Brazil side.

The Ireland manager watched his side suffer a 4-0 defeat during the group stages in Poland 12 months ago, and be outclassed again by La Roja during last Tuesday's 2-0 friendly defeat in New York.

The Irish put up more of a fight second time around, and were two superb Iker Casillas saves and a linesman's ...

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