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Valdes set to start for Spain

March 22, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes looks set to get a rare competitive start for Spain in Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Finland at Gijon's El Molinon ground.

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Valdes, 31, has watched from the bench in recent years as Iker Casillas has captained La Roja to the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 trophies.

However, Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque suggested the Madrid goalkeeper's hand injury means the Catalan will begin Friday's ...

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