Iniesta looks ready to play Spain’s WC opener

Andres Iniesta looks likely to be ready for Spain’s opening

World Cup match against Switzerland after the midfielder returned

to regular training Sunday.

Iniesta, who hurt his right thigh muscle last week, worked out

with his teammates for the first half hour and took part in a

simulated game.

Xabi Alonso also returned after leaving practice Saturday to

prevent injury.

Fernando Torres remains the only question mark for the European

champion’s Group H opener in Durban on Wednesday as Cesc Fabregas

looks set to start alongside Xavi Hernandez, Alonso, David Silva

and Sergio Busquets in midfield, with David Villa as lone

striker.