Striker Fernando Torres, who has been out injured since early April, trained for the first time on Thursday with his Spain team-mates ahead of the FIFA World Cup™ finals.

The Liverpool hitman's return is welcome news for Vicente del Bosque's team, who have been drawn against Switzerland, Honduras and Chile in Group H in South Africa.

The 26-year-old underwent knee surgery in April, but seemed to feel no pain in training at Spain's training camp north of Madrid.

The squad will fly to Innsbruck, Austria, on Friday to play a warm-up game against Saudi Arabia before embarking on another training camp in western Austria until 3 June.