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Iker Casillas has been relegated to backup goalkeeper at Real Madrid, but the Spain captain has been stellar in that role by leading his club to the Copa del Rey final and deep into the knockout stages of the Champions League. No player has made as many appearances for Spain as Casillas, who will be at his eighth major championship, including four World Cups.(Credit: AP / Martin Meissner)

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World Cup 2014: 5 Spain players to watch

Spain has a surplus of talented players at nearly every position, so picking the right team will likely be Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's biggest dilemma. The defending champions have been afforded little time to experiment with tough matches against the Netherlands and Chile before facing Australia in Group B. The team's core is aging but still capable, while an incoming crop of young talent will offer Del Bosque further options.

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