Five Reds go to South Africa

Five Liverpool players have been included in Spain’s squad to play in this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa later this month.

Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Albert Riera and Fernando Torres are all in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for the competition taking place between 14-28 June.

The tournament is a collection of the teams who have won their continent’s international Championship tournaments, as well as Italy, who are the current World Cup holders, and South Africa, the hosts.

This means that Lucas Leiva and Fabio Aurelio could be called up to play for Brazil, with Egypt, Iraq, New Zealand and the USA making up the eight competitors.