Penpix of players to watch at the Confederations Cup in South Africa from June 14-28 from Group A teams: SPAIN Fernando Torres 61 caps Age 25 Striker: Liverpool,d 18 goals (for country) .
The Spanish sharp shooter needs little or no introduction, producing the precious goal that gave Spain victory over Germany in last year's Euro 2008 final.
The blond forward had a sensational debut season at Liverpool with 24 league goals, scoring his 50th for the club on the last day of the 2008-2009 season against Tottenham.
Torres won best player and top scorer prizes at the Under-16 and Under-19 world championships in 2001 and 2002, and scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup in which Spain went out in the second round.
Quick and lethal in front of goal Torres, who joined Liverpool for a reported 30 million euros, was given the nickname 'El Nino' (the boy) when appointed Atletico Madrid captain at 19.
The Spain international, who married his childhood sweetheart last month, has just signed a new and improved contract, which runs until 2013.
His wages have risen to almost the same level as Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on around 100,000 pounds a week and he now has an option to extend the deal until 2014.