NEWS
Wednesday August 10 2011
Torres tests, Casillas complaint

Fernando Torres has been taken to hospital in Bari with suspected concussion, while Iker Casillas feels an Italy-Spain draw would've been “fairer.”

Chelsea striker Torres lasted just 14 minutes at the Stadio San Nicola when he went off during Italy's 2-1 international friendly victory.

At first it seemed as if he had hurt his ankle, but it later emerged he had a knock to the head and was feeling dizzy.

Torres was taken to a local hospital in Bari for tests on suspected concussion. He is now a doubt to feature in Chelsea's opening game of the Premier League season against Stoke on Sunday.

Meanwhile, teammate Casillas commented on Spain's 2-1 defeat to the 2006 world champions.

“I don't think Italy deserved the win, as a draw would've been fairer. They did well in the first half, but Spain were much better after the break,” said the goalkeeper.

“When it's a game like Italy-Spain, it's never really a friendly, as it is important on a world stage.

“We hadn't met up in a long time so were a little rusty in pre-season, but we wanted to win and played for the win. It didn't happen.

“I would've liked to win this match and all teams give 100 per cent.”

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