Spain's Iñaki Sáez has called up Atlético Madrid's Luis García and Real Sociedad's Xabi Alonso for their first caps in the friendly game next week against Ecuador. With Diego Tristán, Tamudo and youngster Fernando Torres all injured and Raúl out with appendicitis the manager has also recalled Morientes and José Marí to lead the attack. The match will take place next Wednesday at Atlético's Calderón stadium as part of their centenary year celebrations. The full squad is as follows:
(Real Madrid), Cañizares (Valencia)
There is no place in the end for Reyes in the first team despite speculation that he might be included. He stays in the under 21 squad who play Australia's youngsters the day before.
Víctor Valdés (Barcelona), Reina (Villarreal)
The game will be played at the new ground of second division B side Lorca. (24.04.03)