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Torres & Mata Dropped From Spain Squad

Spain coach, Vicente del Bosque, has dropped Fernando Torres and Juan Mata from his squad following a dreadful World Cup in Brazil.

The pair has been dropped from the latest Spain squad for a friendly against France and a Euro 16 qualifier against Macedonia.

Torres played all three games at the World Cup in Brazil, coming on as a substitute in the defeats against Netherlands and Chile and scoring in his start against Australia.

He hasn’t featured in the current campaign for Chelsea and is linked with a move to AC Milan after falling behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba in Jose Mourinho’s pecking order.

Juan Mata, meanwhile, only played 34 minutes at the World Cup and despite scoring one goal has fallen behind Santi Cazorla in Del Bosque’s squad.

Atletico midfielder, Raul Garcia, Valencia striker, Pablo Alcacer, Athletic Bilbao defender, Mikel San Jose, and Espanyol goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla, all have their first call-ups.

“This is a squad for the present but designed looking toward the future,” Del Bosque said.

“This is a special list given recent events. It comes after our poor showing at the World Cup and we have to look ahead.”

Here is Spain’s full squad:

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), David de Gea (Manchester United), Kiko Casilla (Espanyol)

Defender: Dani Carvajal (Real), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Sergio Ramos (Real), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao) Marca Bartra (Barcelona)

Midfielder: Busquets (Barcelona), Jorge Resurreccion (Atletico), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Raul Garcia (Atletico), David Silva (Manchester City), Francisco "Isco" Alarcon (Real), Ander Iturraspe (Athletic)

Striker: Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Diego Costa (Atletico), Paco Alcacer (Valencia)

Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso had retired from international football after the tournament in Brazil.

What do you make of this new Spain squad? Have your say in the comment section below.

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