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Sunday June 10 2012
Xavi: 'Spain deserved victory'

Xavi Hernandez feels Spain “deserved the victory” after their hard-fought 1-1 draw with Italy and complained about the pitch.

The Azzurri had taken the lead through Antonio Di Natale before a Cesc Fabregas equaliser in their Group C opener.

“We deserved more than a point,” said the midfielder. “We created more chances in the second half and it’s a shame Fernando Torres wasn’t able to finish them off. We deserved the victory.

“The pitch was in bad condition and that damaged us. In any case, we saw a good Spain performance and it’s up to us now to win the next two matches.”

Croatia are top of Group C after beating the Republic of Ireland 3-1 this evening.

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