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De Gea says Spain heading to Russia 'hopeful'

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says Spain are heading to Russia hopeful they can win it all.

La Roja are in Group B, alongside Portugal, Morocco and Tunisia, and are considered one of the favourites to win the tournament.

"It's a World Cup, you always go with the same desire," De Gea said. "It's the same feeling of doing things well and helping the team, of becoming strong.

"We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group. We are going with hope.

"Will I be first-choice? I'm always calm, really. But when you have the confidence of the coach and colleagues, you always go to the field with more confidence and try to help the team as much as possible."

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