Morientes misses out
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Spain coach Luis Aragones has announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Spain coach Luis Aragones has announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Fernando Morientes missing out.
The Liverpool hit-man had hoped to get the nod to travel to Germany but Aragones has instead decided to take only three strikers, including the less than fully fit Raul.
Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and somewhat surprisingly, Barcelona schemer Andres Iniesta both make Aragones' squad - as it had been suggested only one of the starlets would make the cut.
Liverpool trio Jose Reina, Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia are included, as are Asier del Horno and Jose Antonio Reyes of Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool), Santiago Canizares (Valencia)
Defenders: Antonio Lopez (Atletico Madrid), Pablo Ibanez (Atletico Madrid), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Juanito (Real Betis), Asier del Horno (Chelsea), Michel Salgado (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Carlos Marchena (Valencia)
Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Jose Antonio Reyes (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Joaquin (Real Betis), Luis Garcia (Liverpool), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), David Albelda (Valencia), Marcos Senna (Villarreal)
Forwards: Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Raul (Real Madrid), David Villa (Valencia)