Spain back to training in Russia after narrow win

Krasnador, June 10: The Spanish football team returned to some light training on Sunday at its 2018 FIFA World Cup base in this Russian city, after a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an international friendly.
With head coach Julen Lopetegui already thinking ahead to Spain’s opening Group B game against Portugal in Sochi on June 15, the majority of the players who took part in Saturday’s match were afforded a gentle session to allow for recuperation. Only Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara took part in the more intense exercises.

Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal remained absent from group training and was undergoing individual sessions as part of his recuperation for a hamstring injury sustained in the UEFA Champions League final, amid concerns that he could miss the opening games. IANS