Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque does not feel his side have gained any advantage by securing a last 16 showdown with Portugal rather than five-time world champions Brazil. Spain's 2-1 win over Chile in Pretoria last night saw them replace the South American side at the top of Group H, but with both nations still going through.
The European champions' reward for their second successive win in South Africa was a showdown with Iberian neighbours Portugal in the knockout stages, with Chile meeting the Brazilians. On paper it would appear that Spain have slightly easier route, but that is not the way Del Bosque is looking at it.
When asked if he was concerned about facing Cristiano Ronaldo, Del Bosque said: "No, Portugal concern me. We've seen today how they controlled the game against Brazil, hitting them on the counter-attack. Portugal are going to be a very tough side. I take no satisfaction from the fact we're up against Portugal instead of Brazil. They are both great national teams."