Football: Spain will not be undone by Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry at World Cup, says veteran striker David Villa

Laurent Ciman of Los Angeles FC (left) and David Villa of New York City FC fight for control of the ball at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California on May 13, 2018.
Laurent Ciman of Los Angeles FC (left) and David Villa of New York City FC fight for control of the ball at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California on May 13, 2018.PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

SINGAPORE - At club level, they cannot stand the sight of each other, and most certainly dread it when the other team earn any sort of bragging rights.

This was probably why Barcelona declined to provide a guard of honour for Real Madrid, who had won the Club World Cup in December, and Real "returned the favour" this month by denying LaLiga champions Barca the "pasillo".

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