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Spain stars and Xavi on futsal supremacy

Luis Amado, Ortiz, Pola and coach José Venancio López tell UEFA.com about Spain's bid to win another Futsal EURO title while Xavi Hernández explains why he will be cheering them on.

Spain stars and Xavi on futsal supremacy
Spain stars and Xavi on futsal supremacy ©uefa.com 1998-2012. All rights reserved.

Spain begin UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 against Slovenia in Zagreb on Tuesday as the team to beat – small wonder given they have won the last three editions, and five in all, as well as two FIFA Futsal World Cups.

Goalkeeper Luis Amado – part of their last four European successes – experienced defender Ortiz, rising star Pola and coach José Venancio López speak to UEFA.com about maintaining their dominance while another continental and global champion, Xavi Hernández, explains his own love of futsal, saying: "You can see the talent of the footballer; perhaps in regular football you cannot appreciate the talent, everything is more physical."

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