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8 Players Who Could Leave Spain For Catalonia

With there having been plenty of drama in the city of Barcelona in recent days, here are eight Spain internationals who could represent Catalonia as the Catalan region of Spain pushes for independence.

Tired of reading? Here are the eight players who could play for Catalonia if they get independence from Spain!

With international fixtures coming up, several Spain international could find themselves at the centre of attention due to Sunday's Catalonia independence referendum.

Gerard Pique, a proud Catalan, has already been jeered at during a recent training session with La Furia Roja, while the other Catalans in the team have remained quiet for now.

Despite Spain's King Felipe VI denouncing the "illegal" vote, if Catalonia does gain independence from the Republic of Spain, there are several players in the national team set-up who might not feature for them again.

Pique is among those who could play for Catalonia, as are his Blaugrana teammates Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Gerard Deulofeu, who were all born in the city of Barcelona, a Catalan state.

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who is also Catalan, is unlikely to play for Spain again if Catalonia gain independence, and the same applies to Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, who both came through the youth ranks at Barca.

Do you think if Catalonia breaks away from Spain, they would be a competitive footballing nation? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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