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SPAIN FOOTBALL TEAM LIST OF PLAYERS FOR FRANCE & MACEDONIA

Spanish Football National Team Selector & Coach Vicente Del Bosque has handed in his list of players that will represent Spain in the upcoming Friendly International game against France on the 4th of September & for the Euro 2016 Group qualifier against Macedonia on the 8th of September.

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Here is the full list of players:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David De Gea & Kiko Casilla.

Defenders: Juanfran, Carvajal, Mikel San Jose, Sergio Ramos, Bartra, Raul Albiol, Jordi Alba, Azpilicueta.

Midfielders: Koke, Iturraspe, Busquets, Iniesta, Raul Garcia, Silva, Pedro, Cazorla, Cesc Fabregas & Isco.

Forwards: Diego Costa & Paco Alcacer.

Most observers were expecting big changes after the disastrous World Cup 2014 campaign calling for new blood & new ideas. The novelties are

- Kiko Casillas (27 yrs, RCD Espanyol Goalkeeper)
- Mikel San Jose ( 25 yrs, Athletic Club Bilbao Defender)
- Raul Garcia (28 yrs Atletico de Madrid)
- Paco Alcacer ( 20 yrs Valencia CF Forward)

Players like Carvajal, Bartra, Iturraspe & Isco get called back.

A revolution? Not quiet, back at least with younger talented. In my opinion could have called up another forward, especially with Diego Costa under a injury cloud (just a knock they say). 

Those left out are:
Pepe Reina, Pique, Javi Martinez (injury), Xabi Alonso (retired), Xavi Hernandez (retired), Juan Mata, David Villa & Fernando Torres

Notable here is the absence of FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique who is out of form at this stage of the season. 

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