Saez names starting line-up
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Saez has opted to play two forwards for the clash in Faro with Fernando Morientes partnering Raul up front.
Valencia duo David Albelda and Ruben Baraja start in central midfield with Joseba Etxeberria and Vicente occupying the wide positions.
Iker Casillas is given the nod in goal while the backline is as expected with Carles Puyol and Raul Bravo at full back and Ivan Helguera and Carlos Marchena in central defence.
Saez admitted he had a slight worry over Bravo who picked up a minor knock in the team's final training session, but was confident the Real Madrid star would be fully fit for Saturday's game.
""I don't think the Bravo thing is anything but if it is we'll make a change," Saez stated.
Spain starting XI:
Iker Casillas; Carles Puyol, Carlos Marchena, Ivan Helguera, Raul Bravo; Joseba Etxeberria, David Albelda, Ruben Baraja, Vicente; Fernando Morientes, Raul.