Spain to honour Puerta

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Spain have been given permission by UEFA to wear Antonio Puerta´s name on their shirts during Saturday´s Euro 2008 qualifier against Iceland, according to the Spanish media.

Sevilla wing-back Puerta, who made his Spain debut in the qualifying match against Sweden last October, died at the age of 22 last week after suffering a cardiac arrest during the league game against Getafe.

UEFA president Michel Platini told Marca: "We have accepted the request and we are going to give our authorisation. He was a national team player and for everyone, above all for them (Spain), it has been truly sad to lose a footballer like that. It is a nice gesture, a good tribute."

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