Brazil legend Pele has praised the Spanish national team, calling them ‘a wonderful side to watch’.
La Roja have been drawn in Group B for the tournament in South America, alongside Chile, Australia and Netherlands.
And Vicente Del Bosque’s men could face the hosts in the first knockout round, with the Selecao being in Group A.
“Spain play modern football. If there was anything similar it was the Clockwork Orange of the 70s,” he told GQ.
“This Spain side has the same style, with that way of pressing high up the pitch. La Roja is a wonderful side to watch.”
The 73-year-old, who is considered one of the greatest players of all-time, also gave his opinion on this current Brazil crop and the problems facing the tournament.
“We’re representing world football and this can’t be happening, but it is. It’s really sad.
“This Brazil side is different to every other World Cup. Twoor three months before the World Cup had their attack settled, and it would be among the best in the world, though they’d always say our defence was poor.
“This year, though, we’ve got a team that are decent from the midfield back, but we need to sort the attackers. And this is the first time it’s happened in the history of Brazil.”