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The centre-back insists recovering from their World Cup humiliation is the most important thing for the country and pledges that La Roja will be champions again

Spain defender Sergio Ramos has promised to help return the country its former glory following a dismal World Cup campaign.

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The 2010 champions got off to a dreadful start as they suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of eventual group winners Netherlands, before falling to a 2-0 loss against Chile.

That result saw them eliminated from the competition, but they did at least save some face with a 3-0 win over Australia in their closing fixture.

And, after returning to his homeland, Real Madrid vice-captain Ramos took to Twitter to make a promise to Spanish supporters.

"Falling isn't important, what is is knowing how to get up," he tweeted. "We'll bring you back the pride of feeling like champions."

Spain must now look to win a third consecutive European Championship as they prepare for the qualifying phase for the 2016 tournament in France. La Roja have been drawn in a group alongside Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg. 

They begin their qualifying campaign against Macedonia on September 8. 



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