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Fernando Torres out of World Cup?

Football, Spanish Football
Sunday, 18th April, 2010

Noooooooooooooo!!! The unthinkable has happened!?

Fernando Torres has today went back to Spain for surgery on his knee, which means he is out for the rest of the season, and wont be fit again for around 6 weeks, the story broke tonight. This, obviously could heal quicker, or take longer, nobody will know until the operation is over.

Add to this Cesc Fabregas’ injury, which could mean he misses the world cup too, and also Andres Iniesta is facing a month out, three massive Spain stars could be missing for the World Cup in South Africa.

This is a huge blow for Spain 🙁

They are now being called “La Cruz Roja” which means “The Red Cross”, since all these players are injured.

I dont know if i would rather have these players there unfit, or have replacements. I am not sure who would play up front, Cesc could have played in a 5 man midfield with David Villa up front, but now with his and Iniesta’s injuries, Vicente Del Bosque has a job on his hands selecting the best squad and first 11 for the finals.

They play 3 friendly warm up games against Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Poland on 29 May 3 June and 8 June before their first game of the World Cup against Switzerland on 16 June. The squad must be named by 1 June.

Maybe Pedro from Barca should get a callup? Spain have a reputation of calling up a player who hasnt been capped before, such as Luque in 2002. Maybe Raúl will get a recall? I cant see that happening though.

Forwards which could play

David Villa
Dani Guiza
Fernando Llorente
Alvaro Negredo
Bojan
Pedro
Sergio Garcia

There are also attacking midfielders which could get a callup in replacement for a forward, such as Juan Mata and Pablo Hernandez of Valencia.

If it were me, i would take Fernando Torres, David Villa, Negredo, Llorente AND Bojan. Normally a squad only has 4 forwards, i would definatly take 5, and risk Torres, if he’s at least half fit.


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