"--IANS/EFE"
Salvador (Brazil), June 12 (IANS/EFE) Defending champions Spain arrived here Thursday in readiness for their World Cup opener against 2010 runners-up the Netherlands, Friday.

The two teams' clash is a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa where Spain grabbed a 1-0 victory with a goal from Andres Iniesta four minutes from the end of extra time, reports EFE.

The Spanish team arrived in Salvador from Curitiba where they had a brief training camp. The players rested after arriving in Salvador where they will train before holding a press conference with the presence of goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, midfielder, Xavi Hernandez, and coach, Vicente del Bosque.

Spain are in Group B along with Chile, the Netherlands, and Australia.

--IANS/EFE

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