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Spain - Argentina, Nov 14
Rzv36 (Real Madrid) 4 years ago
Spain

Fernando Torres has been left out of the squad as he recovers from a groin injury, but Jesus Navas has been called up for the first time after declaring himself available to Del Bosque. Iker Casillas is set to win his 100th cap for Spain.

Probable Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila; Xabi Alonso, Xavi; Iniesta, Fabregas, Silva; Villa.


Argentina

Sergio Aguero aggravated an injury in Atletico Madrid’s defeat to Real Madrid and is likely to start on the bench. Esteban Cambiasso has been selected in the squad for the first time under Maradona, but it is unclear whether the coach will select him from the outset.

Probable Starting XI (4-4-2): Romero; Pareja, Demichelis, Heinze, Ansaldi; Maxi Rodriguez, Mascherano, Aimar, Di Maria; Higuain, Messi.


The Key Battles :

Lionel Messi vs Iker Casillas



Xavi vs Javier Mascherano



Sergio Aguero/Gonzalo Higuain vs Sergio Ramos




Prediction

Some of the best players in world football will be on show in the Vicente Calderon, and the result will rest on those who rise to the occasion. Both sides are expected to attack, and there are few who are more incisive and effective than la Furia Roja.

2-1



   
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