International squads

Iñaki Sáez named his 19 man squad today for Spain's friendly match against Denmark in Gijon next Wednesday. After much speculation about the striker's role, the manager has called up Málaga's Salva and Monaco's Morientes, as well as recalling Fernando Torres who missed the last match against Peru. Barcelona's Gabri and Real Madrid's Guti are also back in the squad, with Raúl Bravo (Real Madrid), Xavi (Barcelona), Joaquín (Betis) and Tamudo (Espanyol) all left out. The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Casillas (Real Madrid), Cañizares (Valencia);
Defenders: Gabri and Puyol (Barcelona), Iván Helguera and Michel Salgado (Real Madrid), Marchena (Valencia);
Midfielders: Etxeberría (Athletic Bilbao), Valerón (Deportivo), Guti (Real Madrid), Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad), Albelda, Baraja and Vicente (Valencia);
Forwards: Fernando Torres (Atlético Madrid), Luque (Deportivo), Salva (Málaga), Morientes (Monaco), Raúl (Real Madrid).

The under 21 side will also be playing a friendly against Denmark in León on Tuesday. The joint managers have picked a squad similar to the side which played against Norway last month, with Mallorca defender Iván Ramis making his debut at international level.

Goalkeepers: Riesgo (Eibar), Moyà (Mallorca);
Defenders: Peña (Barcelona), Melli (Betis), Iago Bouzón (Celta), Carlos García, Jarque (Espanyol), Alexis (Málaga), Ramis (Mallorca);
Midfielders: Gabi (Atlético Madrid), Jonan García (Athletic Bilbao), Iniesta (Barcelona), Juanfran (Real Madrid), Vitolo (Tenerife), Pina (Zaragoza);
Forwards: Arizmendi (Atlético Madrid), Sergio García (Barcelona), Jonathan (Racing).

Spain will be playing two more friendly games before the Euro 2004 championship, starting with Italy away on 27th April and then Andorra at Getafe in early June. (25.03.04)

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