Celtic midfielder Marc Crosas represented Spain at under-21 level, but the former Barcelona starlet counts himself as Catalan first and foremost. Nevertheless, the 22-year-old has made it clear that he hopes Spain will win the 2010 World Cup.
"I’m Catalan, but Catalunya isn’t an official national team. We’ve been trying for a few years now to have a national team so we can play in an official competition but until that happens I can still play for Spain," said Crosas on the Celtic website.
"I support Spain because I have friends playing for them and I want to see the likes of Xavi, [Carles] Puyol and [Gerard] Pique win the World Cup. But it’s a different feeling. When Spain are playing I want them to win, but if they don’t then I’m not going to cry.
"I enjoy getting behind other teams too. For example, I enjoy watching Argentina play when I am with my Argentinian friends in a bar, because they get so passionate and live for the game."
Spain will have to deal with Chile, Honduras and Switzerland in the group phase of this summer's tournament.
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