Fernando Hierro backs Chelsea's Fernando Torres for World Cup

Fernando Hierro is confident that Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will play for Spain at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro has backed Fernando Torres to be part of Vicente del Bosque's 23-man Spain squad for the 2014 World Cup finals.

The 30-year-old Chelsea striker has endured yet another disappointing campaign, having scored four goals in the Premier League and three in the Champions League all season.

"Without a doubt he can go, of course," Hierro told talkSPORT. "He's among the group of players that have a chance of making the final 23-man list. Between now and the end of the season a lot of things can happen.

"There are players who in two months are capable of coming into the manager's thoughts and Fernando is surely among the alternatives Vicente is thinking of for the three or four strikers he can take. I have no doubt.

"Fernando is a player with a lot of potential, with a lot of experience, who has been playing football for a long time. Without a doubt these players have a chance to go to the World Cup."

Torres has scored 36 goals in 106 appearances for Spain.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
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