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Spain Announce 25-Man World Cup Qualifier Squad, Snub Eight Stars

Spain Announce 25-Man FIFA World Cup Qualifier Squad, Snub Eight Stars

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By David Kappel - May 19, 2017 07:15 PM @kappilinho

Spain have announced their 25-man squad for a friendly with Colombia and their next 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, but eight stars, including two Manchester United players, were snubbed!

Click through the gallery to see eight stars who did not make Spain's latest squad.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup winners are still unbeaten since Julen Lopetegui took over from Vicente Del Bosque after the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Spain currently lead their World Cup qualification group for the showpiece in Russia with 13 points from their first five qualifiers, and play Macedonia next. Italy follow in second place with the same points haul but an inferior goal difference.

Lopetegui selected an experienced squad, mainly made up of players from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, while talented youngsters such as Arsenal's Hector Bellerin will represent Spain at the U21 UEFA European Championship.

However, there was no space for David de Gea's Spanish teammates at United, Chelsea's in-form duo Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso, as well as five other former Spain internationals.

Here is Spain's squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Pepe Reina (Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao)

Defenders: Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (all Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba (both Barcelona)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Sergi Roberto (all Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Isco, Marco Asensio (both Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad)

Forwards: Vitolo (Sevilla), Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Diego Costa, Pedro (both Chelsea), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Gerard Deulofeu (AC Milan)

Read: 14 Stars Snubbed For Germany's Confed Cup Squad

Asensio, Deulofeu and goalkeeper Keka will join up with Spain's U21 squad at the European Championship once the senior team's two matches are completed.

What do you make of Spain's latest squad? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Jackass441 Joined: 26 Nov 2015
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Jackass441 May 30, 2017 07:36 AM
Manchester United
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Jackass441 Joined: 26 Nov 2015
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Jackass441 May 30, 2017 07:35 AM
☆☆☆MAN U☆☆☆ Rule
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shadae May 25, 2017 03:47 PM
Hiw can u leave alonso out of this
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hoji May 25, 2017 08:23 AM
Vasques???
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Lusapho Makhubalo May 21, 2017 09:47 AM
Good squad
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Brian Evans May 20, 2017 11:07 PM
Wow surprised Chelsea LB Alonso isn't selected! He is in great form, his team just won the leg his morale obviously is high!
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queenlathifa May 20, 2017 07:34 PM
Mata nix
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atlijozi May 20, 2017 06:35 PM
No Juan Mata?
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atlijozi May 20, 2017 06:32 PM
Too many to choose from in Spain..
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Makarina May 20, 2017 03:15 PM
They just have too many star players at their disposal. Good for them.
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Zinedine mooki May 20, 2017 10:12 AM
This couch hate Bellerin, he should have picked him and he would have joined under 21 with the likes of Asensio later
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MOKOKOTLO May 20, 2017 08:47 AM
this is the best squad and the coach cannot take all spanish players and as for torres the guy is finished and cannot play before costa, petro,deulofeu and aspas , morata is way better than him but he knows he is a substitute.
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Wayne LM10 May 20, 2017 07:26 AM
Herreira ,Marcos Alonso nd Fabrigas y they're nt included...
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0644145392 May 20, 2017 06:47 AM
Torres?ok gud squad
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MR E May 20, 2017 05:44 AM
Herrera deserve to be in the squad.
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makarara May 20, 2017 01:58 AM
Buyern
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msipholar wa lekhosi May 20, 2017 12:40 AM
Marco Asensio promising young player.
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msipholar wa lekhosi May 20, 2017 12:39 AM
Marco Asensio promising young player.
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Thapza@K4l May 19, 2017 10:37 PM
Mmmmmm
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Lazarus Makore May 19, 2017 09:29 PM
How about torres

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