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Spain Announce Squad For Final WC Qualifiers, Snub 12 Stars

Spain Announce Squad For Final World Cup Qualifiers, Snub 12 Stars

By David Kappel - Sep 29, 2017 02:07 PM @kappilinho

Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has announced his squad for their final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but 12 internationals, including two players from Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, were snubbed.

Click through the gallery above to see 12 Spain stars who did not make the latest La Furia Roja squad.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup champions are still unbeaten since Lopetegui took over in July 2016, and looked very good in their 3-0 victory over Italy and their 8-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein in the previous international break.

Spain will face Albania and Israel in their final two qualifiers, and a win in either of those clashes will secure them their 2018 World Cup ticket.

Asier Illarramendi, Jose Callejon and Rodrigo were the two new addition, but Lopetegui once again had to make some tough calls in his selection, and opted against calling up Diego Costa, who has not played a single game in the new campaign, while Spain's record scorer David Villa, who was a surprise pick in the previous squad, also wasn't called up.

Here is Spain's squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Pepe Reina (Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao)

Defenders: Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (all Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba (both Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (both Barcelona), Saul Niguez, Koke (both Atletico Madrid), Isco, Marco Asensio (both Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)

Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Pedro (both Chelsea), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Jose Callejon (Napoli), Rodrigo (Valencia)

Read: France Announce Squad For WC Qualifiers, Snub Seven Stars

Do you think Spain will be one of the favourites to lift the 2018 World Cup trophy? Have your say in the comments section below.


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LG_Ntlaka_Radebe Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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LG_Ntlaka_Radebe Oct 05, 2017 02:16 PM
Strong squad
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Hlaisanipirates Sep 30, 2017 09:02 AM
strong squad
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Geoff Stunner Sep 30, 2017 08:16 AM
France or Germany will win the world cup.
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jinks Sep 30, 2017 07:20 AM
Very strong squard they will win both the remaining games.
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musah005 Sep 29, 2017 07:11 PM
No fabregas?
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nhlekoraymond Sep 29, 2017 07:02 PM
What a talent other countries have,you wish you can immigrate
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Gizaretti_legendary Sep 29, 2017 06:15 PM
MR E, you must eat carrots and kuku. Then you'll notice the player you mentioned is included.
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lungelobrownn Sep 29, 2017 06:09 PM
Its a good squad!
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MR E Sep 29, 2017 04:03 PM
This is a good squad but worried why marcos alonso why is he not included!
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Philani kipizane Sep 29, 2017 03:08 PM
No Cabellos mmmm
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 29, 2017 02:41 PM
Nyc mixture on their squad

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