Spain will play against seven other teams in June for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The UEFA Euro 2012 winners have been drawn in Group B where they will face reigning Copa America champions Uruguay, 2013 AFCON champions Nigeria and surprise winners of the OFC Nations Cup, Tahiti.
La Furia Roja have never lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup and Fernando Torres believes it's important for the national team to underline their position as world football’s highest ranked team by clinching glory in 2013.
“We are still at the top of our game. But we still have something to prove. [The FIFA Confederations Cup] is a trophy that we’ve yet to win,” he told Marca.com.
Fernando Torres was decisive for Chelsea this year, scoring crucial goals on the road to the Europa League final where he broke the deadlock in typical fashion by rounding off Benfica’s goalkeeper.
The ex-Liverpool striker also scored the Blues’ last goal of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign in a 2-1 victory over Everton which sealed his side’s automatic UEFA Champions League qualification.
Eventually, Torres is looking forward to making the cut in Vicente Del Bosque’s final man-squad for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup set to take place between June 15 and June 30 in Brazil. He added: “I think Vicente knows he can count on me, especially for the big games. It would be very special to be included, to help my team-mates and give my all.
“The end of the season has been very good, and here's hoping I'll make Vicente del Bosque's list.”
With Barcelona’s David Villa and Pedro Rodriguez yet to recapture their best form, it would seem correct for Spain’s national team manager to give Fernando Torres a call-up. After all, he keeps proving that he has a golden touch on big occasions.
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