Iniesta to face Swiss
Barca midfielder set to recover from thigh problem
Last Updated: June 13, 2010 12:41pm
Iniesta: To make Swiss game
Spain manager Vincent Del Bosque insists midfielder Andres Iniesta will be in the starting line-up to face Switzerland.
The European champions take on the Swiss in their World Cup opener on Wednesday but Iniesta has been a doubt for the game after suffering a thigh injury in a friendly win over Poland.
The 26-year-old has been training away from his team-mates but coach Del Bosque says the Barcelona man is winning his race to recover in time.
"Iniesta will play and he will be in the starting line-up," the Spain boss told La Siete.
"Tomorrow he will train with the ball and there are still 72 hours left."
Meanwhile, Iniesta is the latest man to say his piece regarding the transfer saga involving Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas.
Fabregas, 23, has been strongly linked with a transfer to the Nou Camp and Iniesta believes his Spain team-mate will make the move.
"The feeling around Barcelona is that Cesc will be playing for Barcelona next season," he remarked.
"I have been speaking with Xavi and all the other Barcelona boys on Spanish duty and we are very excited about him coming this summer.
"Barcelona have to agree a price with Arsenal and even though that is nothing to do with the players, I am still confident he will come this summer.
"I can understand Arsenal holding out for a top price for one of the best players in the world.
"But there's no point keeping any player when they want to be somewhere else. We all know that Cesc's heart is in Barcelona and after what he's done for Arsenal I don't think they should stand in his way.
"Cesc would never do anything that disrespected Arsene Wenger.
"The next four weeks for Cesc needs to be about Spain and hopefully in that time Barcelona and Arsenal can come to a deal so that Cesc can come home."