Rio De Janeiro, Brazil  (Sporting Alert) — Spain made a wholesale of changes for today’s FIFA Confederations Cup clash with Tahiti at Estadio do Maracana.

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque made ten changes from the side that beat Uruguay in the opening game of the tournament.

Only Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos kept his place in the starting eleven with David Silva, Fernando Torres Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla and David Villa.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has replaced Iker Casillas between the sticks César Azpilicueta and Nacho Monreal starting in the backline.

Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Cesc Fabregas are all on the bench.

Tahiti were beaten 6-1 by Nigeria.

Spain v Tahiti Teams

Spain: Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa
Subs: Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Soldado, Busquets, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba, Jesus Navas, Valdes

Tahiti: Roche, Aitamai, Jonathan Tehau, Vallar, Ludivion, Lemaire, Vahirua, Bourebare, Caroine, Alvin Tehau, Chong Hue
Subs: Meriel, Wagemann, Faatiarau, Teaonui Tehau, Atani, Aroita, Lorenzo Tehau, Tihoni, Simon, Vero, Hnanyine, Samin

Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)


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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