De Gea wants Spain-Britain football final

22 July 2012 11:17

Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea says he would like the the football final at the 2012 Olympics to be between Spain and Great Britain.

"First of all I think of us reaching the final. Then, if it is against Britain, that would be great," the 21-year-old said in an interview published Sunday in daily newspaper ABC, adding winning the gold would be "a dream".

"You imagine the national anthem playing and you are there, winning a gold medal. We are very determined and I hope that this is what will happen, but we know it will be very complicated."

Spain have been drawn alongside Japan, Honduras and Morocco in Group D at the Olympics, with their first match scheduled for July 26 against the Asian side.

"The first match is always key to see what state the team is in, how we are doing after all these days training. It's a match that if you lose, the feelings are strange. It is a key match that we have to win."

Spain are one of the favourites to win the gold at the Olympic football tournamnet, with the inclusion of three players from their Euro 2012 title-winning side --Juan Mata, Jordi Alba and Javi Martinez -- in Luis Milla's squad boosting the team's credentials.

Source: AFP

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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