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Torres experienced a poor season by his standards with Chelsea.
Torres experienced a poor season by his standards with Chelsea.

Torres confirmed to start as Spain announce side to face Ireland

There is only one change in total from the side that drew 1-1 with Italy.
Jun 14th 2012, 6:18 PM 2,540 10

FERNANDO TORRES HAS been named in the Spain side to face Ireland in Gdansk later this evening.

The striker, who endured an indifferent season at club level with Chelsea, has been given the nod to play upfront after being left out of his side’s last match against Italy.

Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas makes way for Torres, with Spain opting to ditch the ‘false 9′ approach they adopted in their opening game.

Elsewhere, the side is unchanged, as expected, from the team that drew 1-1 with Italy.

Spain team to face Ireland: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, Silva; Torres, Iniesta.

Read: Spain v Ireland countdown: 3 key battles in tonight’s match>

Read: In pictures: Trap’s Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown>

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