all set for the battle of Iberia!
Spain trained in the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon yesterday, and it did look more like an actual training session than recess at kindergarten, even if I did choose to post the funner pictures. Of note during the session: Pepe from Portugal dropped by to visit his Real Madrid teammates. Pedro didn’t train due to stomach problems, which started paining him early Tuesday morning, and was sent to a hospital for tests. Fernando Torres trained normally and will be at the disposal of VDB. The session ended with the players posing with a sign in support of FIFA 11+’s injury prevention program. And throughout the day, Fernando Llorente’s teammates made fun of him for how tight his new jersey is.
I guess the line-up given several days ago can still be amended, because the training session didn’t reveal who would start.
Speaking of that, the Portuguese will wear their second kit despite playing at home today, in order to allow Spain to debut their new red shirts.
How cute are the three amigos? I love how Cesc is pointing at the camera. I wonder if Cesc and Carles have gotten even closer because of Piqué.