Trio receive Spain recall
Injuries have forced Spain coach Vicente del Bosque into changes for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Last Updated: 19/03/11 1:05pm
Injuries have forced Spain coach Vicente del Bosque into changes to his squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Lithuania.
The coach has recalled Andoni Iraola, Juan Mata and Javi Martinez into his squad, with injured trio Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez missing out.
World Cup winners Mata and Martinez are back after missing the recent friendly against Colombia due to Under-21 duty, while Athletic Bilbao defender Iraola won the most recent of his four caps against Austria in November 2009.
The reigning world and European champions, who lead Group I with nine points from three games, face Czech Republic in Granada on 25th March before taking on Lithuania in Kaunas four days later.
Spain squad - Keepers: Casillas (Real Madrid), Reina (Liverpool), Valdes (Barcelona).
Defenders: Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos (all Real Madrid), Pique (Barcelona), Marchena, Capdevila (both Villarreal), Iraola (Athletic Bilbao).
Midfielders: Alonso (Real Madrid), Busquets (Barcelona), Cazorla (Villarreal), Iniesta, Xavi (both Barcelona), Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Silva (Manchester City), Navas (Sevilla).
Forwards: Villa (Barcelona), Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Torres (Chelsea), Mata (Valencia).