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Kahn: It is disrespectful to say Spain and Germany could dominate world football for years to come

Kahn: It is disrespectful to say Spain and Germany could dominate world football for years to come

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The former goalkeeper has stressed that the two powerhouses can be joined at the top by other countries at any time, but feels his nation can be successful at Euro 2012

Former Bayern Munich shot stopper Oliver Kahn has stated that it would be disrespectful toward other nations to claim that Germany and Spain will dominate international football for many more years to come.

The reigning world champions and Joachim Low's men are considered by many to be the sky-high favorites for Euro 2012, but the 42-year-old has warned that another team could rise to the occasion at any moment.

"Saying Germany and Spain will dominate world football for many years to come is totally disrespectful to other nations," Kahn was quoted as saying on the official FIFA website. "The other countries could explode at any time. At this level, nuances generally make the difference between victory and defeat."

The retired goalkeeper then discussed Germany's chances at Euro 2012, and feels that his countrymen have a good chance at success.

"The current team played fast and furious attacking football last year," he said. "They're interpreting coach Joachim Low’s system to perfection, and they've come on well both technically and tactically. If they can combine that with the required desire and discipline, they could certainly finish as European champions," he asserted.

Germany opens this summer's tournament with a match against Portugal on June 9, and will also meet Netherlands and Denmark in Group B.

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