King optimistic Spain will reach final

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New Orleans, June 16 (IANS) Spain’s King has expressed optimism that the Spanish national football team will reach the final of the World Cup in Russia despite a 3-3 tie with Portugal in the first game.

King Felipe VI made the remarks during his visit to New Orleans with Queen Letizia on Friday to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city in the southern US, reports Efe.

When they got closer to the people who were waiting in the main square of the city to greet them, one of them asked the king if he was going to Russia to see the games played by Spain and, in particular, if it could be the final.

“Let’s see, let’s see … I think they have a chance, touch wood. The first game is a first game, it’s complicated, but well, they have scored three goals, which is very important,” the monarch said.

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The King added that due to his busy schedule on first day in New Orleans, he had only been able to see the final stretch of the game.

The city of Mississippi is the first stop on the King and Queen’s visit to the US where they are also scheduled to visit San Antonio and Washington.

–IANS

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