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Scene from training yesterday with Joan and Santi, both expected to start today against the USA.
Scene from training yesterday with Joan and Santi, both expected to start today against the USA.


Here's the starting lineup for Spain today:

Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Piqué, Albiol, Capdevila, Bruno, Xabi Alonso, Cazorla, Silva, Villa & Llorente

That's pretty much the players in blue from the training session yesterday, I think.

Rossi: scored yesterday in Italy's 3-0 victory over Estonia.  Not much new in the transfer news--Barca is meeting with Sanchez next week and of course still is interested in Cesc, as well.  

UPDATE: Here are the higlights:

Senna: no agreement yet, the club wants him to take a big pay cut and he is willing to accept a salary reduction, but not as much. I will be surprised if this doesn't get worked out, all the same.

Oh, take a look at Sid Lowe's review of La Liga's year.  Good stuff.  Links to Cani's wonderstrike and Rossi's "don't know much about geometry" goal against Espanyol included.

And rare wisdom from Diego Maradona at a press conference today: "I was asked to be part of the FIFA family. I said, what family?"  Nailed it on one, didn't he.  The latest FIFA problem is the Nigeria-Argentina friendly where suspicious betting patterns and suspicious behavior by the referee were observed at the same time.  it is emphasized that no players are believed to have been involved.

And finally, our southern neighbors have run into trouble with their ad promoting themselves.  Valencia have been criticized by the Catholic church for their ad featuring players as monks and a "your faith, our strength" slogan.  Stick to suicidal koalas, guys. Much safer.

Enjoy the day, I'll be back tonight with some reaction to the Spain-USA game and I'm sure there will be comment during the day on the B team game as well.  Busy, busy, busy!!