Spain Euro 2016 Squad – Spain manager Vincent Del Bosque has announced his preliminary squad for the upcoming European Championships.
The major talking points are the exclusions of a number of Spanish regulars, including Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Santi Cazorla.
Spain are the defending champions for the European Championships, having won the last two editions first in 2008 and then 2012.
Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez was also among the snubbed players, while Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz and Real Madrid’s Lucas Vasquez a number of shock inclusion.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David De Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)
Defenders: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra (all Barcelona), Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (both Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Koke, Saul Niguez (both Atletico Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Isco (Real Madrid), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)
Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Nolito (Celta Vigo), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)
What do you think of the squad?