Spain coach Luis Aragonés has recalled Club Atlético de Madrid forward Fernando Torres for next Wednesday's trip to Manchester to face England at Old Trafford.
Torres, long linked with a move to the Premiership, has seven goals in 19 league games this season and will hope to figure in a friendly that will be his coach's last chance to prepare for the decisive UEFA EURO 2008™ home matches against Denmark and Iceland on 24 and 28 March. Spain are fifth in the seven-team Group F, having taken just three points from the same number of fixtures and then lost 1-0 in a November friendly against Romania.
Aragonés is without injured Liverpool FC midfielder Luis García (knee) while he may have to experiment in defence given that regulars Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos will be suspended against Denmark. Aragonés said: "It's a tough game for us but we then have a month to see which players are the best for March. England play very direct, fast football. I like these matches."
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF), Pepe Reina (Liverpool FC).
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Antonio López (Club Atlético de Madrid), Joan Capdevila (RC Deportivo La Coruña), Ángel López (RC Celta de Vigo), Javi Navarro (Sevilla FC), Pablo Ibáñez (Club Atlético de Madrid).
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Liverpool FC), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal FC), Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Valencia CF), Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona), David Albelda (Valencia CF), Miguel Ángel Angulo (Valencia CF).
Forwards: David Villa (Valencia CF), Fernando Morientes (Valencia CF), Ángel Arizmendi (RC Deportivo La Coruña), Fernando Torres (Club Atlético de Madrid).
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