Liverpool star Fernando Torres will play for Spain at the Confederations Cup despite an injury-hit season. If Liverpool advance to the Champions League final, his club campaign won't finish until May 27.
Spain's first match at the Confederations Cup in South Africa is on June 17 against Iraq.
"I will have to play in the Confederations Cup during the summer,'' the 25 year old said. "Maybe it is not the best for the next preseason, but it is my job and I have to play.''