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Aragones rules out Torres rift

Luis Aragones has declared there has been no rift with Liverpool striker Fernando Torres after the coach took off Torres during Spain's Euro 2008 first game which they won 4-1. Torres stormed off looking a little upset.

Aragones said: "I can understand that a player is annoyed. But that happened to me when I was a player.

"We couldn't leave things as they were, but these are questions which remain an internal matter and I am not going to say more about them.

"I had to take someone off because we needed more insurance in the centre of the field.

"Torres has played a long, tough season and will be a very important player for us but in this moment we needed more strength in the centre of the pitch."