Paraguay will be the opponent of Spain in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Coaches 'Matador' Vicente Del Bosque also threw a compliment, and his respect for his rival's.
Paraguay's win over the Japanese surrender on penalties passed on Portugal from Spain made the second team will 'kill each other' in round eight of which will be held in Ellis Park, Sunday (4 / 7) pm dawn.
In the quality of the squad and FIFA's current rankings clearly very similar. Spain is in second position, while Paraguay in the 31st position. La Furia Roja status as European champions in 2008 further strengthens Europe as an eminent representative.
But the facts do not make it brief jumawa and Del Bosque confident his team would win easily. The statement about the coach 59 years old La Albirroja can not be denied either because of Paraguay reached the quarterfinals with defending champions Italy in straddling the group phase.
Gerardo Martino handled since three years ago Nelson Valdez et al had to bear a strong team in the defense sector and dangerous during a counterattack.
"We will not underestimate Paraguay and prepare us to fight them with all our respect," said Del Bosque on FIFA's official website.
"They're very good on defense and attack. We must be very focused to win that game. We know how difficult it is to win. We do not want to be too sure. We should fully respect our next opponent," he concluded.
Perhaps Del Bosque vigilance is based on counter-Swiss match, when the underdog would win, even defeated Spain 0-1.