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Jun 23, 2014

Villa, Torres help give Spain a winning farewell

CURITIBA (Reuters) – Strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres scored on Monday to help give deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win after a miserable World Cup when they beat Australia 3-0.

Villa neatly backheeled the opener in the 36th minute after Spain carved open the Australian defense. Torres slid home in the 69th minute when set clear in the penalty box.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Villa, Torres help give Spain a winning farewell

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres scored on Monday to help give deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win after a miserable World Cup when they beat Australia 3-0.

Villa neatly backheeled the opener in the 36th minute after Spain carved open the Australian defence. Torres slid home in the 69th minute when set clear in the penalty box.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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