Fernando Torres Wants Spain vs England in World Cup Final

George HouseContributor IApril 21, 2010

LYON, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 03:  Fernando Torres (c) looks on during the Liverpool training session, ahead of the UEFA Champions League group E match against Lyon, at the Stade Gerland on November 3, 2009 in Lyon, France.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Torres is currently undergoing rehabilitation following knee surgery in the hope of being fit to represent Spain in South Africa.

Spain go into the tournament as one of the clear favorites, possessing the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and David Villa in their squad.

However, Torres is convinced England have what it takes to go all the way to the final and believes Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard will be one of the stars of the tournament.

Torres told The Express: "Spain vs England would be the perfect World Cup 2010 final. People say that Spain have the best starting 11 in the world but when you look at England on paper, they have the second strongest 11 in the world.

"In John Terry and Rio Ferdinand they have two of the best defenders. Steven Gerrard is the best central midfielder on the planet and Wayne Rooney is one of the in-form players in football along with Lionel Messi.

"It's hard to see a weakness in the England team. All they need to do now is break the mental barrier that going out at the quarterfinal stage of tournaments brings."