Spain Squad For The 2010 World Cup

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque sprung three surprises in his 23-man squad for the World Cup in South Africa, with no place for veteran midfielder Marcos Senna as Barcelona pair Victor Valdes and Pedro plus Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez are included.

Goalkeeper Valdes replaces Villarreal’s Diego Lopez as Spain’s third-choice behind number one and captain Iker Casillas of Real Madrid and number two Pepe Reina of Liverpool.

In the forward line, Pedro is included along with Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente, while Fenerbahce’s Daniel Guiza and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo miss out. Martinez was preferred to Senna and Santi Cazorla, both of Villarreal.

Spain squad for the 2010 World Cup:

Goalkeepers:
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid),
Pepe Reina (Liverpool),
Victor Valdes (Barcelona).

Defenders:
Raul Albiol (Real Madrid),
Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid),
Joan Capdevila (Villarreal),
Carlos Marchena (Valencia),
Gerard Pique (Barcelona),
Carles Puyol (Barcelona),
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielders
:
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid),
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona),
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal),
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona),
Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao),
David Silva (Valencia),
Xavi (Barcelona).

Forwards:
Jesus Navas (Sevilla),
Juan Mata (Valencia),
Pedro (Barcelona),
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao),
Fernando Torres (Liverpool),
David Villa (Valencia).

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