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Saturday, 8 June, 2002, 01:32 GMT 02:32 UK
Tristan's prospects look brighter
Diego Tristan goes tumbling over Paraguay keeper Jose Luis Chilavert
Tristan went off injured at half-time against Paraguay
Spain striker Diego Tristan's World Cup hopes are alive after his groin injury proved less serious than first feared.

Tristan limped out of Spain's 3-1 win over Paraguay but fears he would be out for between eight to 12 days have proved unfounded.

The Deportivo La Coruna striker will need complete rest for the next 48 hours, according to Spanish team doctor Genaro Borras.

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Hierro has a back problem that sometimes causes him extra pain
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Spain team doctor Genaro Borras

Borras said: "We believe now that it's a minor muscle problem.

"He'll have complete rest for the next 48 hours, as well as treatment with ice and anti-inflammatories.

"Whether we carry out further tests will depend on how well he recovers over the next couple of days.

"If he's still in pain we will have to look into it further."

Tristan will not be able to rejoin training until Monday at the earliest, and he remains a doubt for Spain's final Group B game against South Africa.

With Spain having booked thier place in the last 16 now, coach Jose Antonio Camacho will rest some players against South Africa.

That may give him the opportunity to take captain Fernando Hierro out of the firing line.

Hierro also missed Saturday's main training session but Borras felt the captain had no serious problem.

Borras said: "Hierro has a back problem that sometimes causes him extra pain.

"He told me that it was bothering him in the game so we decided that it would be better for him to have some lighter training.

"It's not what we'd call an injury and it won't stop him training or playing."


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