Torres back in Spain squad

MADRID - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque recalled Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to his squad for Wednesday's friendly against France in Paris.

Torres missed the European champions' friendlies against Argentina and Austria in November due to injury and takes the place of Valencia forward Pablo Hernandez.

"This is not an absolutely final list for the World Cup, only one for the friendly against France," Del Bosque said at a news conference on Friday.

"Torres played in Liverpool's last (league) match and seems to have recovered and he looks to be in a condition to play," he added.

"We have had no differences with (Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez), nor with any other coach."


Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Diego Lopez (Villarreal).

Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Marcos Senna (Villarreal).

Forwards: David Silva (Valencia), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), David Villa (Valencia), Juan Mata (Valencia), Jesus Navas (Sevilla).