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Aragones denies rift with Torres

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Spain coach Luis Aragones has dismissed speculation that his decision to substitute Fernando Torres during Tuesday´s 4-1 victory against Russia has caused a rift with his star striker.

Aragones chose to withdraw the Liverpool frontman after just 54 minutes and the player was clearly bemused by the decision as he left the pitch opting not to acknowledge Aragones´ outstretched arm as he passed the coach.

Despite that show of petulance Aragones said there was no ill-felling between himself and the player and told Spanish newspaper Marca: "I understand why the player is angry and I am behind him, but it is important to correct these things afterwards. They are things which stay in the dressing-room...(but) things won´t stay like that, we won´t let things like that fester."

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