Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has paid tribute to Barcelona captain Carles Puyol ahead of his 100th cap.

The 34-year-old has not played for Spain since their friendly against Venezuela last February, but will return for Wednesday's match against Uruguay in Doha, Qatar and in doing so will becomes the seventh player to reach the milestone.

"I'm delighted that he's going to play his 100th game, he's always been an example to everyone both on and off the pitch," said Del Bosque of the centre-back in his pre-match press conference in Doha.