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Spain made a winning start to a World Cup campaign for the first time in 52 years.
Spain - Solid & Sure - Images from the match
Slovenia makes its debut in the World Cup. It is a huge achievement for a small nation without any soccer culture.
Coach Katanec has done a fine job of moulding his squad into a fighting unit. However, most of his players play overseas, so the team will find it difficult to function like a well-oiled machine.
They run into formidable opposition in the form of Spain and Paraguay and lesser light, South Africa.
Mladen Dabanovic, Dejan Nemec, Marko Simeunovic.
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