Posted June 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Fernando Torres
After falling out of favor with Vicente del Bosque, Fernando Torres ended his year-long goal drought for Spain in style on Thursday - and then insisted he had nothing to prove to the coach. The striker hit four goals in a game for the first time in his career as the world champions crushed Tahiti 10-0 at the Confederations Cup. It was the first time Torres had played in a competitive match for Spain since October and the first time he had scored for his country since the 2012 European Championship final last July. The 29-year-old Torres has gone from Euro 2012 top-scorer, including a goal in the victorious final against Italy, to Spain outcast. While struggling for form with Chelsea, Torres was dropped from Del Bosque's squads from November until last month. Torres, though, has never doubted that he deserves to be in the Spain team. ''I have done enough things in my career with Spain so I don't have to prove anything,'' Torres said in the Maracana Stadiu...

In rare Spain start, Torres finds scoring touch

Scoring four goals in a game for the first time in his career is just the lift Spain striker Fernando Torres needs. However weak the Tahitians were as Confederations Cup opponents - going down 10-0 to the world champions on Thursday - Torres will take any chance he gets in a Spain shirt to prove his worth. Torres went from top-scorer at the 2012 European Championship, including...

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Fernando Torres scored four times and missed a penalty as Spain cantered to a 10-0 victory over Tahiti in the Confederations Cup. There had been predictions that the World and European champions would reach double figures, but they only led 1-0 after half an hour before moving through the gears. David Villa had a hat-trick, David Silva scored twice and Juan Mata also netted as...

Spain leads Tahiti 4-0 at halftime at Confed Cup

Fernando Torres scored twice and David Silva and David Villa added the others to give Spain a 4-0 halftime lead over Tahiti on Thursday in Group B of the Confederations Cup. The South Pacific islanders tried to make a match of it from the start, attacking against the World Cup champions and winners of the last two European Championships. When they got into trouble, goalkeeper Mikael...

Spain Routs Tahiti 10-0 in Confederations Cup, Shows Gulf Between Soccer’s Men and Boys (Video)

Tahiti’s participation is one of the feel-good stories of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, but Spain has no time for sentiment. The world and European champion has come to Brazil to take care of business. The two countries’ men’s national soccer teams met on the field Thursday. The matchup produced the most lopsided result in the history of FIFA men’s senior tournaments...

Spain routs Tahiti 10-0 in Confederations Cup

World Cup champion Spain routed the Pacific islanders from Tahiti 10-0 on Thursday at the Confederations Cup - a result that wasn't as bad as some had suggested beforehand. Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta said he feared Spain might get as many as 20 goals. Still, the winning margin was the largest in a Confederations Cup match. The previous record margin for the World Cup test-run...
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