10 euros to watch Spain's reserves training

Fans will have to fork out 10 euros (£8.04) to watch Spain's second string squad train in an Austrian resort ahead of Euro 2012, tourism organisers said on Friday.


Spain's provisional squad will spend a week in the Alpine village of Schruns, starting on Tuesday. However, it does not include any players from Barcelona, Chelsea or Athletic Bilbao.

The tourism department for the Montafon region said it had abandoned plans to hold a welcome party, featuring a festival of Spanish music and entertainment, on Tuesday.

"We're very sorry for the numerous fans," said tourism department director Manuel Bitschnau.

Spain will hold five public training sessions during their stay in Schruns. They will also play friendlies in neighbouring Switzerland against Serbia on June 26 and South Korea four days later.

Coach Vicente del Bosque is due to name his final 23-man list on May 27.

Brazil's disappointing performance at the 2006 World Cup was partly blamed on their preparations in the Swiss resort of Weggis, where training sessions were also open to the public at a venue reached by a "Carnival Mile" of drinks and food stands.

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