Team news: Spain vs Iraq
Spanish newspaper AS claimed that this time Alonso damaged Fabregas' left knee with a robust tackle in training.
Teams for the Confederations Cup Group A match between Spain and Iraq at the Free State Stadium:
Spain: 1-Iker Casillas (captain); 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 4-Carlos Marchena, 11-Joan Capdevila; 20-Santi Cazorla, 22-Juan Manuel Mata, 8-Xavi, 14-Xabi Alonso, 7-David Villa, 9-Fernando Torres.
Iraq: 12-Mohamed Kassid; 3-Basem Abbas, 14-Salam Shaker, 15-Ali Hussein Rehema, 4-Fareed Majeed, 2-Mohamed Ali Kareem, 22-Muayad Khalid; 11-Hawar Mulaa Mohammed, 5-Nashat Akram (captain), 20-Samer Saeed, 17-Alaa Abdul Zahra.
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)