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Spanish international squads

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui named his 26 man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Liechtenstein. The big surprise was the recall of David Villa after a three year absence, but otherwise there was only one new face, AC Milan’s Suso. Under 21 coach Albert Celades also announced his new squad for a friendly game against Italy and a European qualifier against Estonia. Most of the players who took part in the recent European finals are now over-age, although the likes of Dani Ceballos, Mikel Merino, Jorge Meré and Borja Mayoral are still included. Full squads as below. (25.08.17)

Senior squad:

Keepers: Kepa (Athletic Bilbao), De Gea (Manchester United), Reina (Napoli);
Defenders: Monreal (Arsenal), Jordi Alba and Piqué (Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Dani Carvajal, Nacho and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid);
Midfielders: Koke and Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético Madrid), Busquets and Iniesta (Barcelona), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Vitolo (Las Palmas), David Silva (Manchester City), Suso (AC Milan), Isco and Marco Asensio (Real Madrid);
Forwards: Deulofeu (Barcelona), Morata and Pedro (Chelsea), Iago Aspas (Celta), David Villa (New York City).

PS. Vitolo pulled out with a knee injury, and Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) has been called up to replace him.

Under 21 squad:

Keepers: Sivera (Alavés), Unai Simón (Athletic Bilbao), Iván Villar (Celta);
Defenders: Unai Nuñez (Athletic Bilbao), Aarón Martín (Espanyol), Pablo Maffeo (Girona), Jorge Meré (Köln), Pol Lirola (Sassuolo), Jorge Sáenz (Tenerife), Toni Lato (Valencia);
Midfielders: Alfonso Pedraza (Alavés), Nahuel (Betis), Brahim Díaz (Manchester City), Mikel Merino (Newcastle), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Pablo Fornals and Rodri (Villarreal);
Forwards: Borja Mayoral (Real Madrid), Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Marc Gual (Sevilla).

PS. Sevilla Atlético’s David Carmona has replaced Pablo Maffeo, who has left the squad due to an injury.