Monday, November 29, 1999

Torres on for Spain after Swiss take shock lead

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Striker Fernando Torres came on as a 62nd minute double substitution with Jesus Navas for Spain after the tournament favourites went 1-0 behind to Switzerland in their opening World Cup Group H match on Wednesday.Torres was declared fit after recovering from knee surgery but the coach opted to start the match with David Villa playing as a lone forward. With the substitutions, Spain were playing with three strikers.Spain started better but were stunned by Switzerland's first real attack when Gelson Fernandes scored after 52 minutes.(Reporting by David Clarke; Editing by Jon Bramley)
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