Not much to do with property but something big is happening today. Unless you live in a cave, you will know that the World Cup starts. Spain has a strong team and they really, really want to win. Spain captain Iker Casillas believes his side are favourites.

Spain have travelled to Brazil as the reigning World Champions, after their success in South Africa four years ago, and also as reigning European Champions. Should they win here, they will complete the incredible feat of winning two consecutive European and World Cup crowns each.

Some have raised doubts about the lack of strikers in Spain’s squad and the poor form of some key players. But Casillas, who himself had a difficult campaign and was second choice for Real Madrid in La Liga, is confident of a repeat triumph.

“Spain travel to the World Cup as absolute favourites. We know it will be hard to win as there are a lot of teams which are playing football very well such as Germany, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil and Holland, who will also see themselves as favourites,” said the goalkeeper who hailed the spirit of his teammates.

“We are a team of players who like big challenges and are excited to be able to try and repeat out success.”

Spain’s first game is tomorrow, June 13, 8pm against the Netherlands. Group openers don’t come much better – this was the final from 2010. Controversially refereed by Howard Webb, Spain continued their dominance of the international game despite some heavy-handed defending from the Dutch. We’ll get to see if Spain really are a nation in decline and what Manchester United fans can expect from their new boss Louis van Gaal.

I promise not to post about the World Cup again… that is unless Spain get to the final!

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