Posted on May 22
World and European champions Spain arrived late Tuesday in Schruns, western Austria, for a week-long training camp ahead of next month's defence of their European title in Poland and Ukraine.
The team around coach Vicente Del Bosque was greeted by a dozen fans under drizzling rain as it arrived at its hotel in the mountain resort, where it will stay until May 29.
During this time, the reigning European and world champions will play a friendly match against Serbia on May 26 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, with another following on May 30 in Bern against South Korea.
Several training sessions in Austria will meanwhile be open to the public.
La Roja, which already trained in Schruns ahead of its World Cup triumph in 2010, is seen as one of the favourites at Euro 2012 which runs from June 8 to July 1.
Currently ranked number one in the world by FIFA, it will be hoping to become the first nation to win three international competitions in a row if it can lift the European trophy again after winning in Vienna in 2008.
Spain will face Italy, Ireland and Croatia in group C, with its first match against the Azzurri on June 10 in Gdansk, Poland.