Xabi, Xavi start for Spain?

Vicente del Bosque will reportedly field both Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez for Spain against France on Tuesday evening.

Reports today have it that the midfield duo will both be passed fit to feature from the start at the Stade de France, in what is now a must-win game against Les Bleus.

La Roja trail Didier Deschamps’ men by two points in World Cup qualification Group I, after a 1-1 draw with Finland on Friday night was countered by the French side’s 3-1 win over Georgia.

In travelling out to the French capital for tomorrow’s head-to-head clash, Del Bosque is seen as likely to be starting both the Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielders.

Both were rumoured as in contention yesterday, having completed full training with the rest of the squad on Sunday, after missing the Finland game through injury.

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