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Spain Announce Squad For Germany & Brazil Friendlies, Snub 12 Stars

Spain Announce Squad For Germany & Brazil Friendlies, Snub 12 Stars

By David Kappel - Mar 16, 2018 08:00 PM @kappilinho

Spain have announced their squad for their upcoming clashes with 2014 FIFA World Cup winners Germany and runners-up Argentina, but several stars, including Chelsea's Alvaro Morata and a Manchester United midfielder as well as an FC Barcelona player, were snubbed.

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

The 2010 World Cup champions are still unbeaten since Julen Lopetegui took over after the 2016 UEFA European Championship, but their newfound strength will surely be tested against the two 2014 finalists.

The tricky tests are part of Spain's preparations for the tournament in Russia, for which they have been drawn in Group B, alongside Portugal, Iran and Morocco.

The Spain boss once again had to make a few tough calls, and has rung the changes, recalling Diego Costa and giving Chelsea's Marcos Alonso the first call-up of his senior career. His teammates Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro, though, were not picked by Lopetegui.

Here is Spain's squad in full, according to the Spain national team's Twitter account:

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

Defenders: Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (all Real Madrid), Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba (both FC Barcelona), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta (both Chelsea)

Midfielders: Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Saul Niguez, Koke (Atletico Madrid), Isco, Marco Asensio (both Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Daniel Parejo (Valencia), David Silva (Manchester City), Rodri (Villarreal)

Forwards: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Rodrigo (Valencia), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)

Read: Argentina Confirm Squad For Italy & Spain Friendlies, Big Stars Remain Out

Spain first face Germany in Dusseldorf on 23 March, before hosting Argentina in the newly-built Wanda Metropolitano four days later.

Do you think Spain can remain unbeaten during their clashes with Germany and Argentina? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 19, 2018 03:45 AM
That's a good squad and can still go and challenge big teams in the world cup!
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 16, 2018 08:50 PM
Good team
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Chicharito07 Mar 16, 2018 08:25 PM
I dont think Espana can beat World Champions with this kind of squad
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SL_hated_donkey Mar 16, 2018 08:21 PM
Real "Spain" Madrid national team.
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queenlathifa Mar 16, 2018 08:05 PM
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