Saez names Spain squad
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
There was no call for Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes with Fernando Morientes's excellent recent form ensuring he was given the nod to join Raul, Fernando Torres and Albert Luque in the striking berths.
Saez opted to take Real Betis defender Juanito in place of another attacking player, while the versatility of Barcelona's Gabri (pictured) - who can play in midfield or defence - ensured he made the plane .
Juanito's Betis team-mate Joaquin did make the final cut despite originally having been omitted from the squad selected to face Italy in a friendly last month, but there was no call for Real Madrid's Guti.
Athletic Bilbao's Daniel Aranzubia claimed the third goalkeeping spot ahead of Barca's Victor Valdes and Betis' Pedro Contreras.
Full squad: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Santiago Canizares (Valencia), Daniel Aranzubia (Athletic Bilbao), Michel Salgado (Real Madrid), Ivan Helguera (Real Madrid), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Cesar (Deportivo La Coruna), Raul Bravo (Real Madrid), Juanito (Real Betis), Gabri (Barcelona), David Albelda (Valencia), Ruben Baraja (Valencia), Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona), Joseba Etxeberria (Athletic Bilbao), Joaquin (Real Betis), Vicente (Valencia), Albert Luque (Deportivo La Coruna), Juan Carlos Valeron (Deportivo La Coruna), Raul (Real Madrid), Fernando Morientes (Real Madrid), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid)