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Del Bosque coy on Confed Cup starters

June 11, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Vicente Del Bosque says David Villa will start up front for Spain in Tuesday night's friendly against Ireland, but that does not mean the Barcelona attacker is necessarily first choice for the upcoming Confederations Cup.

Villa, who is Spain's all-time record goalscorer, missed Euro 2012 with a broken leg, allowing Cesc Fabregas to impress in a 'false nine' role as La Roja claimed the trophy. Fernando Torres - top scorer in that tournament despite only starting two games - and Roberto ...

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