Del Bosque: Each ‘keeper excellent

Vicente del Bosque has admitted he has an idea of who he will play for Spain against Uruguay, but has praised everyone’s preparation for Brazil.

La Roja begin their Confederations Cup campaign this Sunday night against Uruguay with uncertainty still surrounding who will play between Iker Casillas and Victor Valdes in goal and between David Villa, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas and Roberto Soldado in attack.

“We're going to wait until the last moment, but yes, I've more or less chosen my team,” Del Bosque assured in his pre-match Press conference.

“All the players have been very good. We have worked at a high level.

“Our three goalkeepers are excellent. They demonstrate it regularly with their clubs, which are three great clubs, and it gives them a special responsibility.

“In recent times, Iker has had a setback in his career, but I don't think it would handicap him if he had to play the match.

“He has assumed his responsibilities very well in the last few years. He's just been through an unprecedented situation, which I imagine wasn't easy for him.

“I will decide, not in terms of quality because they are all very high, but for what we believe may be the best solution.

“The same goalkeeper that plays [against Uruguay] will play in the first three games of the first round.”

Del Bosque turned his attention to Sunday’s opponents Uruguay.

“Of course it is true that in 2011 they were Copa America champions and last year we were champions of Europe. Time has now passed and you have to endorse it. What has happened before is worthless.

“I believe that the friendly played in Qatar in February was good for both teams, but it will not condition this game.”

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