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Fernando Torres and Spain begin World Cup training Monday in Madrid. ((Michael Steele/Getty Images))

Spain's squad has gathered to begin training ahead of the World Cup.

The 23 players in coach Vicente del Bosque's squad arrived at the Spanish football federation's Las Rosas training facilities on the outskirts of Madrid to start preparations for the finals in South Africa.

Reigning European champion Spain plays its first Group H match against Switzerland on June 16 before facing Honduras and Chile.

Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas, who are both recovering from injuries, were present.

Spain will train in Madrid until Friday when it leaves for Austria, where it will play friendlies against Saudi Arabia and South Korea. It hosts a friendly against Poland on June 8 in Murcia before leaving for South Africa.