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Thiago Silva: Spain's reserves as strong as its starters

Ahead of the Confederations Cup final, the PSG defender is in awe of the quality of La Roja's reserves, arguing they are just as strong as those starting ahead of them.

Brazil defender Thiago Silva has saluted Spain's depth ahead of Sunday's highly anticipated FIFA Confederations Cup final.

La Roja go into the game in Rio hoping to complete their international set, having won their last three major tournaments: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012. Spain was pushed to the brink by Italy in the semifinal, expending a lot of energy in surviving through extra time and a tense penalty kick shootout, but Thiago Silva claims that Vicente del Bosque is effectively in possession of two separate sets of players capable of winning the World Cup.

"We will face a team of great quality," the Paris Saint-Germain defender said . "They have a squad made up of reserves that are of the same level as the starters, a group that are world champions."

While Thiago Silva has nothing but respect and admiration for Spain's achievements, and the way in which they play the game, he is in no doubt that the Selecao can push La Roja right to the limit in Rio.

"We are well prepared to challenge Spain," he said. "I think that this game will be decided only by little details."

Brazil is bidding to win its fourth Confederations Cup and third in a row. The Selecao battled from two goals down to defeat the USA 3-2 exactly four years ago Friday in South Africa.

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