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.

The 2012 Euro tournament started on Friday, June 8 – games will be televised live on ESPN and its networks, including live streaming on 

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.

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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)

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Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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