Spain v Venezuela – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Friendly – 29 February 2012
Defending champions Spain continue preparations for Euro 2012 with an international friendly against Venezuela. The match will take place at Estadio La Rosaleda Malaga, Spain on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Kickoff is scheduled for 15:30 EST (USA Eastern), 20:30 GMT (UK time), and 21:30 CET (Central Europe).
Spain v Venezuela TV Listings
The match will be televised on TVE La Primera (Spain), TV2 Sport 2 (Norway), Orange Sport (Poland), and Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Spain v Venezuela Preview
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque
“Our obligation is to care for the national team, these days they are here to work as normal players, beyond names. We regret that some players who have been important drop out, but others benefit.”
“The decision to drop Torres is important because Fernando plays in my position but there are other alternatives in this position like Llorente. We have also played sometimes without a number nine. I have to take my chance if I get minutes on the pitch.”
“Venezuela is growing in the FIFA rankings and leads the World Cup 2014 standings, they have a great coach and very good players who play in foreign leagues and that makes them a more powerful rival,” the Spain coach said.
“I expect an uncomfortable match against Venezuela, they will be well positioned on the field, a team with good style and playing football. It is a great match for us.”
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Spain v Venezuela Prediction
Spain wins 4-0
Spain v Venezuela Betting Odds
Spain win – 1/7
Draw – 7/1
Venezuela win – 14/1