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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
International Friendly Match

Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad

Team Records
   
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La Selección Española Squad for the match against England  February 2009
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Albiol Tortajada, Raúl 4 September 1985 23 D Valencia CF SAD 10 0
Alonso Olano, Xabier 25 November 1981 27 M Liverpool FC, England 53 3
Arbeloa Coca, Álvaro 17 January 1983 26 D Liverpool FC, England 4 0
Busquets Burgos, Sergio 16 July 1988 20 M FC Barcelona 0 0
Capdevila Méndez, Joan 3 February 1978 31 D Villarreal CF SAD 29 4
Casillas Fernández, Iker 20 May 1981 27 G Real Madrid CF 88 0
Cazorla González, Santiago 13 December 1984 24 M Villarreal CF SAD 13 1
Güiza, Daniel González 17 August 1980 28 F Fenerbahçe SK, Turkey 12 2
Iniesta Luján, Andrés 11 May 1984 24 M FC Barcelona 34 6
Juanito
 
Gutiérrez Moreno, Juan
23 July 1976 32 D Real Betis Balompié SAD 25 3
Llorente Torres, Fernando 26 February 1985 23 F Athletic Club Bilbao SAD 1 0
Marchena López, Carlos 31 July 1979 29 D Valencia CF SAD 48 2
Piqué Bernabeu, Gerard 2 February 1987 22 D FC Barcelona 0 0
Puyol Saforcada, Carles 13 April 1978 30 D FC Barcelona 72 2

Carles Puyol withdrew from the squad on 9 February, due to a thigh injury.

Ramos García, Sergio 30 March 1986 22 D Real Madrid CF 45 4
Reina Páez, José Manuel 31 August 1982 26 G Liverpool FC, England 12 0
Riera Ortega, Albert 15 April 1982 26 M Liverpool FC, England 7 1
Senna da Silva, Marcos Antônio 17 July 1976 32 M Villarreal CF SAD 21 1
Silva Jiménez, David Josué 8 January 1986 23 M Valencia CF SAD 20 3
Torres Sanz, Fernando José 20 March 1984 24 F Liverpool FC, England 58 18
Villa Sánchez, David 3 December 1981 27 F Valencia CF SAD 41 24
Xavi
 
Hernández Creus, Xavier
25 January 1980 29 M FC Barcelona 68 8

Squad details correct up to and including Spain's match against Chile on 19 November 2008.

Diary

Friday, 6 February 2009 - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to his 22-man squad to face England.  The squad also sees the return of Valencia midfielder David Silva, while Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas is out because of a long-term injury. 

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is also included despite concerns over his fitness following his withdrawal from the FA Cup defeat to Everton on Wednesday.  Reds manager Rafael Benitez has voiced his concerns over Torres' participation on Wednesday, and is resigned to his star striker being involved.  But Benitez hopes the Spanish management will be considerate when it comes to Torres' involvement in Seville.  "There is no point worrying about him playing for Spain next week because we know he will be selected, whatever we say.  The Spanish manager has tried to contact me, but we missed each other. But we will talk. We have been speaking to the Spanish squad's fitness coach, so they know the situation.  They know our players are involved in a lot of games now and they will take care of him."  Torres' Reds team-mates Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Albert Riera are included in the 22-man party.

Monday, 9 February 2009 - Carles Puyol has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against England after picking up a thigh injury over the weekend.  The 30-year-old broke down with the problem during Barcelona's 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon on Sunday night and he will not be risked in Seville.  However, Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will start the match despite his recent hamstring problems.

Spain Form: last six games
W W W W W W   f 16:a success: 100%
549 20 August 2008 - Denmark 0 Spain 3 [0-0]
Parken Stadion, Indre Østerbro, København
  Fr AW
550 6 September 2008 - Spain 1 Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 [0-0]
Estadio Nueva Condomina, Murcia
  WCP HW
551 10 September 2008 - Spain 4 Armenia 0 [2-0]
Estadio Carlos Belmonte, Albacete
  HW
552 11 October 2008 - Estonia 0 Spain 3 [0-2]
A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn
  AW
553 15 October 2008 - Belgium 1 Spain 2 [1-1]
Stade Roi Baudouin, Bruxelles
  AW
554 19 November 2008 - Spain 3 Chile 0 [1-0]
Estadio El Madrigal, Vila-real, Castellón
  Fr HW

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