Saudi Arabia coach Frank Rijkaard has voiced his admiration for Spain in the wake of his side's 5-0 loss to the world champions on Friday.Goals from Santi Cazorla and Pedro put the hosts two goals up at half-time, before Xavi, David Villa and a second fine finish from Pedro made it five after the break.
Spain striker David Villa was delighted to score on his return to international football on Friday.Villa, who was forced out of his nation's winning Euro 2012 campaign after breaking his leg, scored in Spain's comfortably 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a friendly.
Spain warmed up for their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier with a predictably facile 5-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia on Friday.Santi Cazorla opened the scoring and Pedro doubled the home side's advantage soon after. Substitute Xavi netted a third two minutes into the second half before Barcelona team-mate David Villa announced his return to the international arena by converting a penalty shortly after entering the fray.
World and European champions Spain host Saudi Arabia in international friendly action on Friday, while Brazil play South Africa.Spain became the first country to win three successive international tournaments when they defeated Italy 4-0 to defend their European Championship crown in Kiev on July 1.