Vicente Del Bosque named a 21 man squad for next week's friendly game against South American champions, which will be taking place in Qatar on Wednesday evening. Many names were mooted as new additions to the squad, including Michu, Iago Aspas and Rubén Castro, but in the end the coach has only called up two new faces, Chelsea right back Azpilicueta, and Málaga forward Isco. Spain's under 21 side will be playing a friendly fixture in Belgium the day before, but coach Julen Lopegui has decided to call up a new generation for that game, thinking of the 2013/15 championship rather than next summer's finals in Israel. (01.02.13)
Keepers: Víctor Valdés
(Barcelona), Reina (Liverpool);
Defenders: Monreal (Arsenal), Jordi Alba, Piqué and Puyol (Barcelona), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Arbeloa and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid);
Midfielders: Cazorla (Arsenal), Busquets, Fàbregas, Iniesta and Xavi (Barcelona), Isco (Málaga), David Silva (Manchester City), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid);
Forwards: David Villa and Pedro (Barcelona), Mata (Chelsea), Negredo (Sevilla).
Under 21 squad
Keepers: Kepa (Athletic Bilbao), Dani Sotres
Defenders: Ignasi Miquel (Arsenal), Aurtenetxe (Athletic Bilbao), Grimaldo, Sergi Gómez (Barcelona), Carvajal (Bayer Leverkusen), Jordi Amat (Rayo Vallecano);
Midfielders: Oliver Torres, Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético Madrid), Sarabia (Getafe), Suso (Liverpool), Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad), Pedro Mba (Sampdoria), Bernat (Valencia);
Forwards: Deulofeu and Luis Alberto (Barcelona), Paco Alcácer (Getafe).