Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has named a provisional 26 man squad for next month's Confederations Cup in Brazil. Casillas, Fernando Torres, Beñat, Soldado and Champions League winner Javi Martínez return to the fold, but there was no place for Sevilla striker Negredo, nor for Barcelona's Puyol, who is still recovering from injury. Isco and De Gea drop back to the under 21 squad, who will be defending their European title in Israel at round about the same time. Del Bosque will have to leave out three players to make up the final group of 23 before the team travels to the USA for warm-up fixtures against Haiti and Eire. (27.05.13)
PS Xabi Alonso pulled out with an injury, and Beñat and Javi García were the other two players who were left out of the final squad.
Keepers: Víctor Valdés
(Barcelona), Reina (Liverpool), Casillas (Real Madrid);
Defenders: Monreal (Arsenal), Jordi Alba and Piqué (Barcelona), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid);
Midfielders: Cazorla (Arsenal), Busquets, Fàbregas, Iniesta and Xavi (Barcelona), Javi Martínez (Bayern Munich), Beñat (Betis), David Silva and Javi García (Manchester City), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Jesús Navas (Sevilla);
Forwards: David Villa and Pedro (Barcelona), Fernando Torres and Mata (Chelsea), Soldado (Valencia).