With Piqué and Puyol returning, all three youngsters who were called up for the last games have been left out of Vicente Del Bosque's squad for the Euro 2012 double header against the Czech Republic and Scotland, a bit of a disappointment given that Spain have already qualified for next summer's finals. There is one new face in the squad though, Valencia left back Jordi Alba the latest to be given a chance to fill the spot left by Capdevila. The under 21 side also have a competitive match against Croatia next week, and Luis Milla has named a 19 man squad based on the group of players he called up for the games against Georgia last month. (30.09.11)
Keepers: Víctor Valdés
(Barcelona), Reina (Liverpool), Casillas (Real Madrid);
Defenders: Piqué and Puyol (both Barcelona), Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol and Sergio Ramos (all Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Valencia);
Midfielders: Javi Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Busquets, Fàbregas, Thiago and Xavi (all Barcelona), Cazorla (Málaga), David Silva (Manchester City), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid);
Forwards: Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), David Villa and Pedro (both Barcelona), Fernando Torres and Mata (both Chelsea), Negredo (Sevilla).
PS. Fàbregas and Negredo withdrew from the squad after picking up injuries. Nobody has been called up to replace them though.
Under 21 squad:
Keepers: Joel (Atlético Madrid), De Gea
(Manchester United), Diego Mariño (Villarreal);
Defenders: Marc Bartra, Montoya and Planas (all Barcelona), Hugo Mallo (Celta), Jordi Amat (Espanyol), Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad);
Midfielders: Koke (Atlético Madrid), Sergio Roberto (Barcelona), Oriol Romeu (Chelsea), Illarramendi (Real Sociedad), Canales (Valencia), Juan Carlos (Zaragoza);
Forwards: Muniain (Athletic Bilbao), Rodrigo (Benfica), Álvaro Vázquez (Espanyol), Isco (Málaga).
PS. Alvaro (Racing) and Dani Pacheco (Rayo Vallecano) have been called up to replace Marc Bartra and Sergio Roberto, who have had to pull out of the squad. (02.10.11)