Spain not yet on Brazil`s level: Iniesta
Rio de Janeiro: Andres Iniesta says Spain cannot yet claim to be on the same pedestal as Brazil in football`s international hierarchy.
The Barcelona midfielder has been a key member of a Spain team that has won the two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.
Iniesta said Brazil had maintained a unique aura owing to the country`s rich football history.
"To have won five World Cups like Brazil has is something that is practically unreachable for Spain," Iniesta said Monday.
The 29-year-old also revealed his desire to play against the South American giants at Rio de Janeiro`s iconic Maracana stadium during next year`s World Cup.
"Spain against Brazil would be a huge match," he said. "To play in Brazil is special for everybody."
Iniesta is certain to be called upon by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for next month`s Confederations Cup in Brazil, which will feature each of FIFA`s six regional champions and European runners-up Italy.