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Iker, Torres, Martinez Back For Confed Cup

Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas and Javi Martinez have all been included in Spain’s provisional squad for next month’s Confederations Cup.

La Furia Roja will contest the tournament in Brazil as defending World and European champions.

Torres and Martinez had been omitted from the last Spain squad, but the Chelsea man has found good form of late, and remains one of Spain’s best strikers, while Martinez has starred for Bayern Munich in their highly impressive charge to Bundesliga and Champions League glory.

Casillas meanwhile, has recovered from the hand injury that kept him out of Spain’s last squad.

And even though he is still a persona non-grata in Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid squad, and is seriously devoid of game time, Casillas remains Spain’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Coach Vicente Del Boqsue will trim his frighteningly strong squad down to 23 players before the Confederations Cup.

"Iker had a small injury," Del Bosque told a news conference when revealing his preliminary squad.

"I don't think it's a problem he hasn't played for a few months. He has been training and is in good condition."

"When Torres and Martinez didn't come before it was because we didn't think the moment was right. Now it is the opposite," Del Bosque added. "

"They are both in good form."

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Pepe Reina (Liverpool)

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Ignacio Monreal (Arsenal), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Javi Garcia (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Benat Etxebarria (Real Betis)

Forwards: Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), David Villa (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Roberto Soldado (Valencia), Pedro (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

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