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Unhappy Aragones to hold double closed-door practice session
June 2nd, 2008 6:45AM
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[SPAIN] A spectacular volley from Joan Capdevila gave Spain a 2-1 win over Peru in a warm-up for Euro 2008 on Saturday. Spain, which faces the USA Wednesday in Santander (TV, espn360.com, live, ESPN2, 5:30 pm ET, Galavision, 7, delay, 7 pm ET/PT), extended its unbeaten streak to 15 games, but Coach Luis Aragones said he was unhappy with his team's play.

The big surprise in the lineup Aragones started was the absence of Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas. Aragones started David Villa as a second forward alongside Fernando Torres, and Villa opened the scoring in the first half. Peru striker Hernan Rengifo equalized in the 74th minute.

Aragones started what should be close to the starting lineup when Spain opens Euro '08 play against Sweden on June 10 -- Iker Casillas in goal; Sergio Ramos and Capdevila as outside backs, Carles Puyol and Carlos Marchena as central backs; the Barcelona duo Andres Iniesta and Xavi, along with Xabi Alonso and David Silva in midfield; Villa and Torres up front.

He will hold two closed-door practice sessions on Monday at the team's training headquarters, La Ciudad del Fútbol, outside Madrid.

SPAIN ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: 1-Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), 23-Pepe Reina (Liverpool), 13-Andres Palop (Sevilla).
Defenders: 15-Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), 11-Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), 2-Raul Albiol (Valencia), 5-Carles Puyol (Barcelona), 4-Carlos Marchena (Valencia), 3-Fernando Navarro (Real Mallorca), 18-Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool), 20-Juanito (Real Betis).
Midfielders: 10-Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), 6-Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), 8-Xavi (Barcelona), 21-David Silva (Valencia), 12-Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), 14-Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), 22-Ruben de la Red (Getafe), 19-Marcos Senna (Villarreal).
Forwards: 7-David Villa (Valencia), 17-Daniel Guiza (Real Mallorca), 16-Sergio Garcia (Real Zaragoza), 9-Fernando Torres (Liverpool).



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