Paris: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres considers it a "spectacular prize" just to get back into Spain's squad for a World Cup friendly, but has vowed to fight to secure a ticket on the plane to Brazil.
The 30-year-old, who last played for Spain almost a year ago at the Confederations Cup in Brazil, was named by coach Vicente del Bosque in the national squad for a warm-up game against Bolivia on Friday.
The announcement gave a sliver of hope to the 50 million pound ($84 million) striker, who suffered an alarming slump after becoming one of the world's most feared goal scorers at his peak.
"I am delighted to be here after almost a year since the Confederations Cup. Delighted. Keen to get started," Torres told reporters at the squad's Madrid training ground on Monday.