Del Bosque drops Torres from Spain squad


MADRID (AP) -- Fernando Torres was one of two World Cup champions dropped from Spain's squad by coach Vicente del Bosque for an international friendly against Venezuela.

Torres and Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez were left off the team for Wednesday's match, with Del Bosque offering the penultimate squad list before Spain defends its European title.

Del Bosque says Torres' omission "doesn't mean anything. This is not a definitive list for Euro (2012)."

Torres has been a regular in Spain's team since 2004, with the Chelsea striker scoring the winning goal against Germany in the Euro 2008 final for Spain to win its first major trophy in 44 years.

Torres' last competitive goal for Spain came in September 2010.