Iniesta still doubtful for Spain's World Cup opener

15:22, June 12, 2010      

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Spain's midfield maestro Andres Iniesta is still doubtful for his side's Group H opener with Switzerland after failing to train with the squad on Friday.

Spain underwent Friday night's training session at their Pochefstroomm base without the full involvement of Iniesta, who suffered a thigh injury while starring in the first half of Spain's 6-0 friendly demolition of Poland last week.

Iniesta was substituted before the break in that match, with team officials claiming afterwards it was just a precautionary move. But the problem may be more serious than first thought, given Iniesta's limited training session, and it's now understood coach Vincente Del Bosque will give the midfielder a late fitness test ahead of the June 16 clash in Durban.

In brighter news, star striker Fernando Torres took full part in the session and looks to have made a full recovery from knee surgery.

Source:Xinhua
Special Report: World Cup 2010

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