Iniesta doubtful for Spain’s World Cup debut

June 9th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Cesc Fabregas Madrid, June 9 (DPA) The Spanish football federation announced Wednesday that Andres Iniesta might miss Spain’s World Cup debut against Switzerland on June 16.
Iniesta, 26, pulled a muscle in his right thigh during Tuesday’s 6-0 hammering of Poland.

He will miss training for a few days, and therefore may be absent for the Group H opener against the Swiss in Durban.

Iniesta’s season was ruined by various muscle injuries.

He was a key element, linking midfield and attack, in Spain’s Euro 2008 triumph and when Barcelona pulled off an unprecedented treble of Spanish league, cup and Champions League in 2009.

The good news for Spain is that Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres, both of whom finished the season with serious injuries, are on the road to complete recovery, as they showed Tuesday by scoring late goals against Poland.

The European champions fly out to South Africa on Thursday.

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