Torres set for action despite groin injury

LONDON: Fernando Torres limped out of training with the Spain squad last night but his injury is not thought to be serious.

The Liverpool striker abandoned the training session as a precautionary measure when he pulled up with a groin problem, but was later able to exercise on his own in the gym.

Torres is still expected to be fit for Spain's World Cup qualifying double header, which is good news for the coach Vicente del Bosque after the Valencia forward David Villa pulled out of his squad earlier this week with a hamstring injury.

With Spain having already booked their ticket to South Africa, Liverpool boss Rafael Benítez will hope they do not risk Torres, who has scored eight goals in seven league games this season.

Spain face Armenia on Saturday before visiting Bosnia-Herzegovina four days later as they aim to see out their qualifying campaign with a 100% record.