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Everton's Heitinga: Spain favourites, Germany number two for Euro2012

Everton defender John Heitinga has suggested that Spain and Germany are the two more favoured teams for this summer's European Championships.

The Toffees star will be a part of the Holland squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine and although he knows his team is a massive chance, he is well aware of the dangers that the Spanish and German squads pose.

"Of course we are one of the favourites, but Spain is number one, Germany I think are number two because a couple of months ago they beat us 3-0 in Hamburg. We're doing well, especially in the last couple of years, and our team is still the same," Heitinga told FIFA's official website.

"Hopefully everybody will be fit and the squad will be the same. The most important thing is that the main players are there and fit. Then, we can beat all the other teams.

"If Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie are on form, then it's hard to stop them. The other seven in the side know what to do and play in our way, so that the top four [players] can do what they want."

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