Vicente Del Bosque named a 25 man squad today for the upcoming friendly games against Italy and Romania. As expected, Athletic Bilbao’s 35 year old striker Aduríz was recalled after a six year absence, and there was a first cap for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto. Cazorla, Iniesta and Diego Costa were all left out due to injuries, but San José and David Silva returned to the squad after missing out last time around for varying reasons. Under 21 manager Albert Celades also named his squad for the European qualifier against Croatia and subsequent friendly against Norway, with first international call ups for Aritz Elustondo (Real Sociedad) and Pablo Fornals (Málaga). Full squads as below. (18.03.16)
Keepers: De Gea (Manchester United), Casillas (Porto), Sergio Rico (Sevilla);
Defenders:Juanfran (Atlético Madrid), Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra and Piqué (Barcelona), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nacho and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Gaspar (Villarreal);
Midfielders: San José (Athletic Bilbao), Koke (Atlético Madrid), Busquets and Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Fàbregas (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Mata (Manchester United), Isco (Real Madrid);
Forwards: Aduríz (Athletic Bilbao), Nolito (Celta), Pedro (Chelsea), Morata (Juventus), Paco Alcácer (Valencia).
PS. Sergio Busquets has left the squad after doctors confirmed that he was suffering from a broken hand.
Under 21 squad:
Keepers: Rubén Blanco (Celta), Pau López (Espanyol), Kepa (Valladolid);
Defenders: Bellerín (Arsenal), Jonny (Celta), Duarte (Espanyol), Manquillo (Olympique Marseille), Aritz Elustondo (Real Sociedad), Gayà (Valencia);
Midfielders: Saúl Ñíguez and Oliver Torres (Atlético Madrid), Dani Ceballos (Betis), Marco Asensio (Espanyol), Camarasa (Levante), Pablo Fornals (Málaga), Samu Castillejo and Denis Suárez (Villarreal);
Forwards: Munir (Barcelona), Deulofeu (Everton), Santi Mina (Valencia).
PS Adrián Marín (Villarreal) has been promoted from the under 19 squad and Carlos Castro (Sporting) and Alfonso Pedraza (Villarreal) have also been drafted in to replace Gayà, Denis Suárez and Samu Castillejo, who all picked up injuries at the weekend.