GDANSK, Poland (Sporting Alert) — Fernando Torres has been handed a starting place in Spain XI for their Euro 2012 Group C clash against Ireland on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, as expected, have dropped forward Kevin Doyle to the bench and he makes way for Simon Cox, who will partner Robbie Keane in the front line.
Spain vs Rep of Ireland
Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Torres, Iniesta
Subs: Valdes, Albiol, Javi Martinez, Juanfran, Pedro, Fabregas, Negredo, Mata, Llorente, Santi Cazorla, Jesus Navas, Reina
Rep of Ireland: Given, O’Shea, St, Ledger, Dunne, Ward, Duff, Andrews, Whelan, McGeady, Cox, Keane
Subs: Westwood, Doyle, Kelly, McShane, Walters, Gibson, Hunt, O’Dea, Long, Green, McClean, Forde
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal)