Spain drops Fernando Torres
MADRID -- Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has left out Fernando Torres from his squad for two World Cup qualifiers, including the critical match against France.
Del Bosque says "Torres had been a regular until recently, his inconsistency worries us."
Spain hosts Finland in Gijon on March 22 and then plays France in Paris four days later.
Spain and France are tied with seven points each at the top of Group I. Georgia has four points, Belarus three, and Finland one.
Goalkeepers: Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina (Liverpool/ING) and David de Gea (Manchester United/ING)
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal/ING), Javi Garcia (Manchester City/ING), Jesus Navas (Sevilla) and 'Isco' Alarcon (Málaga).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.