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Friendly international

France 0 - Spain 2

France: Lloris; Sagna, Ciani, Escudé, Evra; Lass, Toulalan; Ribery (Malouda 73'), Gourcuff, Henry (Govou 64'); Anelka (Cissé 76'). 4-2-3-1.
Spain: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Piqué, Puyol (Raúl Albiol 46'), Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso (Marcos Senna 64'), Busquets; David Silva (Güiza 79'), Cesc Fábregas (Xavi 46'), Iniesta (Jesús Navas 65'); David Villa (Fernando Torres 46'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 21. David Villa. Curled shot wide of Lloris after Silva played on Iniesta pass.
0-2. 45. Ramos. Picked up Alonso pass and struck shot which went in off defender.

Spain added to their reputation as one of the strong favourites for this summer's World Cup after beating France 0-2 in this friendly international in Paris. Vicente Del Bosque called up a squad of 23 players which, subject to injury, will almost certainly be his first choice for South Africa, with Casillas making his 102nd appearance to equal Raúl as Spain's second most capped player. And after a period of pressure in which Busquets headed wide, David Villa ran on to open the scoring after Iniesta and Silva combined to set him up.

After that Sergio Ramos added a second on the stroke of half time with a shot which took a deflection off Escudé to wrong-foot Lloris. And substitutes Fernando Torres and Jesús Navas both had chances to increase the lead after the restart. Henry did test Casillas in the second half, and Cissé headed a Malouda cross against the post a few minutes later, but otherwise the locals disappointed, and there were whistles from their fans after the match ended.