fabregas coming off a huge injury into the wc and has been injured in training as well, but the accepted reasoning by the experts on the wc thread is that del bosque is a complete idiot who knows less than any of the fine posters on this board and generally has his job only because he kisses hierro's ass better than scoobs does jm's.
so i would go with the latter explanation if i were you
edit: torres, can you do what you did in the euro final? please numpty, now is the time
I haven't seen the WC thread, so I don't know their reasoning. All I am saying is that if you are the favourite then you should take some risks and try to avoid overtime and a possible penalty lottery.