FABREGAS FITNESS BOOST FOR SPAIN

Cesc Fabregas may yet be fit for Spain's Euro 2012 Group C opener against Italy on June 10.

Last Updated: 02/06/12 at 15:58 Post Comment

Cesc Fabregas: Could return for Italy clash

Cesc Fabregas: Could return for Italy clash

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Barcelona midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the club's 3-0 Copa del Rey final triumph over Athletic Bilbao last month.

But Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has played down concerns over the 25-year-old ahead of La Furia Roja's last warm-up match against China on Sunday.

"They did some tests yesterday and the doctors saw that he (Fabregas) is in reasonably good shape," said Del Bosque on Saturday.

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

Xavi is another Barcelona midfielder in the Spain squad who has had to shake off an injury problem.

The 32-year-old was a key figure in his country's triumphs at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup but has been troubled by a persistent calf injury.

But Xavi insists he is feeling good and targeting a third consecutive tournament triumph with Spain.

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

"Yesterday I trained for the first time, I played the Copa del Rey 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."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Israel 0-3 Wales: Gareth Bale's double sends Wales top of Group B

Gareth Bale scored two and set up another as Wales moved to the top of Group B with a 3-0 win over 10-man Israel in Haifa.

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool trip to Arsenal

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, despite pulling out of England's Turin date.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company