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The former English international has made it clear that he hopes for a final between Spain and Brazil...

The 2010 World Cup has reached the latter stages of the tournament and Brazil and Spain are two of the original favourites that still have a chance of lifting the trophy. Former England defender Phil Neville has taken the time to discuss this summer's tournament and pointed out that he'd be deligthed to see the two sides reach the final.

"Spain and Argentina have been my idea as the most likely winners, but the more the tournament progresses, the more I can see Brazil going all the way. They might not have the flair of past teams but they are a big, strong, powerful side and Kaka is starting to exert more of an influence," said Neville to Liverpool Echo.

"To beat Brazil, you have got to have such mental strength but that is one quality Spain have in abundance and I can see them running the South American giants close. David Villa has been sensational, they are playing with great rhythm and every player in the side knows what job is required of them.

"I played against Brazil twice in my international career and when you stand next to them in the tunnel beforehand, the famous kit they wear gives them such an aura.

"A Spain versus Brazil final on July 11 would definitely be a treat for all football fans."

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