Ramos: Spain should forget about WC win now

Spain fullback Sergio Ramos has warned his World Cup teammates to forget about its South Africa success as it gets set to begin the defense of its European crown.

Spain plays Liechtenstein on Friday to open Euro 2012 qualifying and Ramos says the World Cup champions need "to start from zero."

The Real Madrid defender says "it would be an error to think everything will be easier" as the 21-player squad gathered in the Spanish capital to begin preparations. Ramos says Spain has to be "more focused than ever."

Spain is only the third nation after Germany and France to hold both the world and European titles together.

Spain will also play an international friendly in Argentina next week.