|Spanish Football player Thiago|
The novelty is the inclusion of FC Barcelona young midfielder & U-21 International , THIAGO ALCANTERA who is having a "dream" pre-season after winning the Euro U-21 Championship & is scoring goals with Barça in their warm up pre-season games. The Spanish Football Coach Del Bosque said that his call up is a prize for his excellent performances & his "state of grace" form.
This obviously has another message as Thiago has "pushed aside" Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas & again raises questions if Barça really needs Cesc in their team, & if Cesc is making a "good" career decision wanting to move to FC Barcelona.
Transfers questions aside, here is the full list of Spanish Football players called up for the Italy Friendly International:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Reina (Liverpool/ING) & Víctor Valdés (Barcelona).
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Raúl Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) & Andoni Iraola (Athletic).
Midfielders: Thiago (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santiago Cazorla (Málaga), Xavi Hernández (Barcelona), Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona), Javi Martínez (Ath. Bilbao).
Forwards: David Silva (Manchester City), Fernando Llorente (Ath. Bilbao), Juan Mata (Valencia), Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona), David Villa (Barcelona), Fernando Torres (Chelsea FC) & Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla)
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