Silva: Fatigue no excuse for Spain at World Cup

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CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - David Silva says fatigue cannot be an excuse for Spain’s surprising early World Cup exit, particularly given its track record at other major tournaments.

The Manchester City midfielder says “we won European Championships and the World Cup with the fixture calendar being just the same.”

The 2010 champions are desperate to avoid finishing last in Group B ahead of their last match against Australia on Monday.

Silva says any finger pointing over the squad’s poor performance in Brazil needs to end, adding: “You can’t look for excuses, we all committed errors at this World Cup.”

Silva says he has no intention of retiring from international football amid speculation that Xabi Alonso is set to commit his future to club play once the team’s time in Brazil wraps up.

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