You are here: Home » News-IANS » Sports
Business Standard

Spain back to training in Russia after narrow win in Tunisia friendly

Topics
Sports

IANS  |  Krasnador (Russia) 

The Spanish football team returned to some light training on Sunday at its 2018 FIFA World Cup base in this Russian city, after a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an international friendly.

With head coach Julen Lopetegui already thinking ahead to Spain's opening Group B game against Portugal in Sochi on June 15, the majority of the players who took part in Saturday's match were afforded a gentle session to allow for recuperation, reports Efe.

Only Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon and Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara took part in the more intense exercises.

Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal remained absent from group training and was undergoing individual sessions as part of his recuperation for a hamstring injury sustained in the UEFA Champions League final, amid concerns that he could miss the opening games.

Goalkeeper David de Gea, right-back Alvaro Odriozola, defenders Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, midfielders Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Rodrigo Moreno were also rested on what was a sweltering day in the southern Russian city.

A late goal from Iago Aspas allowed Spain to scrape through with a victory against Tunisia on Saturday.

--IANS

kk/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 18:50 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU