Confirmed: Spain line-up for El Salvador friendly - Chelsea targets start

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Spain will be determined to score a number of goals tonight, as Chelsea targets Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa both start.

Spain are one of the favourites to win the 2014 World Cup finals this summer, and they will be keen to head to Brazil on the back of a win.

The reigning European and world champions will take on El Salvador in Washington tonight in what will be their final warm-up friendly international before the tournament kicks off next week.

Vicente del Bosque’s side got the better of Bolivia 2-0 in Seville last time out, thanks to a penalty from Fernando Torres and a late goal from Andres Iniesta.

La Furia Roja will be determined to register a more comprehensive victory against El Salvador tonight and fly off to Brazil with more confidence. Their opponents are ranked 68th in the world and are unlikely to pose any challenge, which makes it easier for the European nation.

Spain have been drawn in a tough group in Brazil. The Netherlands, Chile and Australia complete Group B. While the Dutch are one of the favourites to win the tournament in Brazil, the South Americans are many football followers’ ‘dark horse’. Meanwhile, the Australians do have the potential to cause an upset or two.

However, first up for the Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 winners are El Salvador, and here is how they will line up against their opponents tonight:

Spain XI: Iker Casillas, Juanfran Torres, Sergio Ramos, Javier Martinez, Jordi Alba, Xabi Alonso, Koke, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa

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