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Torres, Riera, Arbeloa, Reina set for action

Liverpool’s Fernando Torres, Albert Riera, Alvaro Arbeloa and Pepe Reina are in the starting line-up for Spain’s final group A game in the FIFA Confederations Cup, against South Africa tonight.

Spain have already qualified for the semi-finals of the competition, being held in Johannesburg, after victories over New Zealand and Iraq earlier this week.

Torres scored three times in the opening game against New Zealand, as Spain romped to a 5-0 win over the Kiwis.

That was followed by a frustrating, but overall successful, 1-0 victory over Iraq in their second group game.

Should Spain win tonight, they will both break the world record for most consecutive victories for an international team (15) and equal Brazil’s record of 34 matches unbeaten.

The South Africans however could still pip them to group winners should they beat the Spanish on home soil tonight.

Meanwhile Xabi Alonso is on the bench for the Spanish.

Alonso today confirmed that he has no plans to leave Liverpool this summer, amid speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Kick-off of South Africa vs Spain is 7.30pm (UK).

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