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12 Stars Snubbed From Spain Squad

New Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and snubbed some of La Furia Roja's biggest stars, including Juan Mata and Cesc Fabregas.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see which 12 stars Lopetegui snubbed from his squad.

Lopetegui took over from Vicente del Bosque after Spain's disappointing 2016 UEFA European Championship campaign, and his side convinced in a 2-0 win over Belgium and an 8-0 thumping of Liechtenstein during the previous international break.

The 50-year-old has again rung the changes in his squad for the upcoming games against Italy and Albania. Mata and Fabregas, who have 145 caps between them, are the biggest omissions among several high-profile names missing out.

Here is Spain's complete 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), and Sergio Rico (Sevilla)

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Nacho (Real Madrid), and Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), and Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid), Nolito (Manchester City), Jose Callejon (Napoli), Diego Costa (Chelsea), and Vitolo (Sevilla)

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Do you think any of the snubbed stars deserve a spot in Spain's squad? Have your say in the comments section below.

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