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Hiddink: we can beat Spain

Hiddink: we can beat Spain


Guus Hiddink is hoping that Russia can cause the first upset of the Euro 2008 tournament as the Dutchman's side prepare to take on Spain in their first game of the tournament.

"Their players are well known, our players are not well known. I hope that will change in 24 hours," he told a news conference.

"We will try to give Spain a hard time. I don't want to see a team that was afraid to play as was the case at past tournaments.

"We hope that we can break the rhythm of the previous games that have been played at this Euro tournament. The favourites have won their first game of the tournament. So, tomorrow we face Spain, I have said many times they are favourites, so we hope to break this trend."