U.S. vs. Spain instant analysis

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"We take all the games seriously because we are the current World Champions and you have to defend [that title]," said Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso. "In the same way, we respect the U.S. a lot, because the last time we were defeated, they have a very competitive side. They have [had] the same player base for the last few years, it won't be an easy game for sure."

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