Fernando Torres axed from Spain squad for Uruguay friendly

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has omitted Chelsea attacker Fernando Torres from his squad for the upcoming international friendly against Uruguay on February 6.

The successful trainer has also left out Swansea forward Michu, who was expected to make the team following his impressive performances in the Premier League, while Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez did not make the cut either.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas misses out due to injury, with Liverpool's Pepe Reina taking his place in the squad.

Chelsea wing-back Cesar Azpilicueta and Malaga sensation Isco are both in line to make their Spain debut after receiving an invitation for next week's encounter.

Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Xavi and Xabi Alonso all return to the fold after missing the European champions' previous game due to injury.

The squad in full to face Uruguay:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Victor Valdes Barcelona
Jose Manuel Reina Liverpool
Defenders:  
Gerard Pique Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Carles Puyol Barcelona
Cesa Azpilicueta Chelsea
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid
Nacho Monreal Arsenal
Midfielders  
Andres Iniesta Barcelona
Cesc Fabregas Barcelona
Sergio Busquets Barcelona
Santi Cazorla Arsenal
Xavi Barcelona
Isco Malaga
Xabi Alonso Real Madrid
Attackers:  
David Villa Barcelona
David Silva Manchester City
Alvaro Negredo Sevilla
Pedro Barcelona
Juan Mata Chelsea
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