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Atlético trio in Spain friendly party

Published: Tuesday 15 May 2012, 15.19CET
Club Atlético de Madrid's UEFA Europa League winners Juanfran, Álvaro Domínguez and Adrián López are among the Spain squad for their forthcoming friendlies.
by Paul Bryan
from Madrid
Atlético trio in Spain friendly party
Juanfran has something else to celebrate after Atlético's win in Bucharest ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 15 May 2012, 15.19CET

Atlético trio in Spain friendly party

Club Atlético de Madrid's UEFA Europa League winners Juanfran, Álvaro Domínguez and Adrián López are among the Spain squad for their forthcoming friendlies.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has named a 21-man squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Serbia and South Korea in Switzerland, including several new faces.

With Chelsea FC competing in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday and FC Barcelona meeting Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final on 25 May, La Roja will be without several regular faces. Included for the pre-UEFA EURO 2012 games against Serbia in St Gallen on 26 May and South Korea in Berne four days later are UEFA Europa League winners Juanfran, Álvaro Domínguez and Adrián López, Manchester United FC keeper David de Gea, Beñat Etxebarria of Real Betis Balompié and SL Benfica's Javi García.

Del Bosque said: "We must adapt to this situation [of being without several key players] and get the most out of the squad we have in order to arrive at the finals in the best possible condition. We have selected players this time around who have put in a good season and who could be of value to us in the future."

The definitive 23-man squad will be revealed on 27 May, and Spain's last warm-up will be against China in Seville on 2 June. Spain begin their EURO defence against Italy in Gdansk eight days later and also meet the Republic of Ireland and Croatia in the northern Polish city in Group A.

Spain squad
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF), David de Gea (Manchester United FC), Pepe Reina (Liverpool FC).

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Valencia CF), Raúl Albiol (Real Madrid CF), Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid CF), Álvaro Domínguez (Club Atlético de Madrid), Ignacio Monreal (Málaga CF), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Juanfran (Club Atlético de Madrid).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid CF), Santi Cazorla (Málaga CF), Beñat Etxebarria (Real Betis Balompié), Javi García (SL Benfica), Isco (Málaga CF), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal CF).

Forwards: Adrián López (Club Atlético de Madrid), Jesús Navas (Sevilla FC), Álvaro Negredo (Sevilla FC), David Silva (Manchester City FC), Roberto Soldado (Valencia CF).

Last updated: 05/12/12 3.00CET

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