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Torres, Navas and Pedro out for Spain

Published: Monday 4 October 2010, 14.44CET
Fernando Torres, Jesús Navas and Pedro Rodríguez have joined Xavi Hernández in missing Spain's Group I games against Lithuania and Scotland, prompting late call-ups.
by Paul Bryan
from Madrid
Torres, Navas and Pedro out for Spain
Jesús Navas is out of Spain's qualifiers over the next week ©Getty Images
 
Published: Monday 4 October 2010, 14.44CET

Torres, Navas and Pedro out for Spain

Fernando Torres, Jesús Navas and Pedro Rodríguez have joined Xavi Hernández in missing Spain's Group I games against Lithuania and Scotland, prompting late call-ups.

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has been forced to reshuffle his squad ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against Lithuania on Friday and Scotland next Tuesday with Fernando Torres, Jesús Navas and Pedro Rodríguez joining Xavi Hernández on the absentee list.

Already shorn of FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi for the Group I encounters in Salamanca and Glasgow due to tendinitis, Spain have now lost Sevilla FC winger Navas to a thigh injury, Liverpool FC forward Torres with a groin problem and Barça striker Pedro after a hamstring tear.

Del Bosque has added Villarreal CF midfielders Bruno Soriano and Borja Valero, who is uncapped, to his squad while Valencia CF's Pablo Hernández and Aritz Aduriz – another yet to make his senior debut – have also received calls. Spain began the defence of their UEFA European Football Championship crown with a 4-0 victory in Liechtenstein last month.

Spain squad
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF), Pepe Reina (Liverpool FC), Víctor Valdés (FC Barcelona).

Defenders: Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal CF), Carlos Marchena (Villarreal CF), Nacho Monreal (CA Osasuna), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid CF).

Midfielders: Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City FC), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid CF), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal CF), Pablo Hernández (Valencia CF), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal CF), Borja Valero (Villarreal CF).

Forwards: Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club), David Villa (FC Barcelona), Aritz Aduriz (Valencia CF).

Last updated: 04/10/10 16.41CET

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