Oscar: 'We must always respect Spain"

David Luiz of Brazil celebrates with teammates after a goal by Oscar in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
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Brazil attacker Oscar says that Spain cannot be underestimated despite their 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in their World Cup opener.

Brazil attacker Oscar has insisted that Spain cannot be underestimated despite La Roja's 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in their World Cup opener on Friday.

The European and world champions were humbled by Louis van Gaal's side, but Oscar has claimed that Spain's challenge is far from over.

"We must always respect Spain. I don't see them at the end of a cycle," Oscar told AS.

"Spain had a chance in the first-half to kill the game and didn't. Then Holland played very well and deserved the victory."

Brazil could meet Spain in the first knockout round this summer.

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa gives the thumbs up after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche on November 30, 2013
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