Soccer-Spain still the best as they close in on another title (Reuters)

(Repeats clarifying eighth paragraph) By Mike Collett FORTALEZA, Brazil June 24 (Reuters) – Although Barcelona and Real Madrid failed to win the Champions League last season, many of the same players have forgotten what it is like to lose when they are united in the red shirts of Spain. The world and European champions’ 3-0 win over African champions Nigeria at the Estadio Castelao on Sunday meant they finished top of their group with maximum points and reinforced the belief that next Sunday’s Confederations Cup final will be between them and the other group winners, hosts Brazil. …

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