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Fabregas receives fitness boost

Midfielder could be fit for group opener

ESPN staff

Fabregas has been struggling for fitness since the end of the season© PA Photos

Spain have been handed a boost ahead of Euro 2012, with the news that Cesc Fabregas may be fit for the side's opening fixture with Italy on June 10.

Fabregas, 25, had been suffering from a hamstring strain, but has been told by medical staff that he can resume training with his team-mates in the coming days.

"They did some tests yesterday and the doctors saw that he (Fabregas ) is in reasonably good shape," Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque told reporters.

"He will rejoin the rest of his team mates in training at some point and, possibly, be ready for the 10th."

Further good news came for Del Bosque with Xavi telling a press conference in Seville that he has recovered well from a calf problem.

"I am in very good shape and very pleased, excited and physically fine," Xavi said on Saturday.

"Yesterday I trained for the first time, I played the King's Cup final, and I was already feeling good at Real Betis  on the final day of the La Liga season. I am ready to compete and to make history again with the national team."

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