Euro 2012

Xavi not in Spain squad for Puerto Rico friendly

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has announced his 19-man squad for the upcoming international friendly against Puerto Rico on August 14.

The reigning European and world champions will be without Barcelona playmaker Xavi due to physical problems, while players such as Jordi Alba, Javi Martinez and Juan Mata have been left out following their participation at the London Olympics.

Malaga defender Ignacio Monreal makes his return to the national team after missing out on Euro 2012.

Pepe Reina, Santi Cazorla, David Silva and Fernando Torres are the only four players who ply their trade outside of La Liga included in Del Bosque's squad.

Full squad:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Iker Casillas Real Madrid
Pepe Reina Liverpool
Victor Valdes
Barcelona
Defenders:  
Raul Albiol Real Madrid
Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid
Ignacio Monreal Malaga
Gerard Pique Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Juanfran Torres Atletico Madrid
Midfielders:  
Xabi Alonso Real Madrid
Sergio Busquets Barcelona
Santi Cazorla Arsenal
Cesc Fabregas Barcelona
Andres Iniesta Barcelona
David Silva Manchester City
Attackers  
Pedro Barcelona
Jesus Navas
Sevilla
Fernando Torres Chelsea
Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao

 

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