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FIFA World Cup: Goalkeeper David De Gea Demands Public Apology From Spain Prime Minister

De Gea's focus was hampered during Spain's last appearance at a major global tournament when his name became linked with a sexual assault case in the build-up to Euro 2016.

World-class goalkeeper De Gea was on the verge of leaving United for Real Madrid three years ago but his deadline day switch broke down due to paperwork issues.

Sanchez visited the Spain World Cup squad last week and used the occasion to clear the air with the 27-year-old.

"The thing is, though, that what he said at the time was in public so I think his apologies should also be made publicly", De Gea added. But I'm always calm and come my way, I will continue to be the same.

Sometimes it's nearly as though we have a selective memory and tend to focus, not on Spain's performances in the last two tournaments but in three previous ones which we won.

It had been said they could look to strike a deal before the World Cup begins in Russian Federation.

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'We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group.

"It's also true that the majority of people in the public eye that disrespected me have not even apologised to me in private". But Portugal isn't just about Cristiano. they have a great side, they won the Euros and are in a good moment of form. "It is easy to talk about others in this country".

We know that it's always important to get off to a good start at the World Cup, and particularly this time because we are up against a tough and hard team. Many who have criticised me, but then later knew that they were wrong, and have not given the face and rectified. Come what may, I'll be the same.

Football is football and millions of things can happen. It personally didn't affect me much but obviously I have people close to me that are affected by this more than me. It is important to be focused and be 100%'.

"It is water under the bridge and it came out that it was all a lie".

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