Spanish national squads

No surprises in Vicente Del Bosque's Spanish squad for the World Cup qualifiers in Estonia and Belgium. The only changes since the last round of matches are the absence of David Silva through injury, and the recall of Euro 2008 players Marchena and Arbeloa. Bojan Krkic returns to the under 21 squad for Spain's important double header against Switzerland, the winner of which will qualify for the European Championship finals. His Barça team-mate Sergio Busquets and former colleague Chico (now at Almería) are the new faces in the group. (03.10.08)

Senior squad:

Goalkeepers: Reina (Liverpool), Casillas (Real Madrid);
Defenders: Iraola (Athletic Bilbao), Puyol (Barcelona), Juanito (Betis), Arbeloa (Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Fernando Navarro (Sevilla), Marchena and Raúl Albiol (Valencia), Capdevila (Villarreal);
Midfielders: Cesc Fábregas (Arsenal), Iniesta and Xavi (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), Diego Capel (Sevilla), Cazorla and Marcos Senna (Villarreal);
Forwards: Güiza (Fenerbahçe), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia).

Under 21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Roberto (Recreativo), Sergio Asenjo (Valladolid);
Defenders: Chico (Almería), Piqué (Barcelona), Azpilicueta (Osasuna), Javi García and Miguel Torres (Real Madrid), Crespo (Sevilla);
Midfielders: Javi Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Raúl García (Atlético Madrid), Pedro and Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Granero (Getafe), Jurado (Mallorca), Dani Parejo (Queens Park Rangers), Sisi (Recreativo);
Forwards: Bojan (Barcelona), Xisco (Newcastle), Jonathan Pereira (Racing Santander), Mata (Valencia).

PS. López Caro has called up Mallorca's Mario Suárez and Atlético Madrid's Miguel De las Cuevas to replace Javi Martínez and Granero, both of whom picked up injuries in the last couple of days. (05.10.08)

PPS. Canella (Sporting) will replace Crespo, who has a broken finger. (06.10.08)

PPPS. Now Liverpool's Riera has been asked to join the first team squad after Diego Capel pulled out with a knock. (07.10.08)