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Spain stick with tried and trusted

Spain will travel to take part in their first UEFA Women's EURO since 1997 with the bulk of the squad that helped the nation to qualify for their second finals appearance.

Spain will look to cause an upset in Sweden under Ignacio Quereda
Spain will look to cause an upset in Sweden under Ignacio Quereda ©Getty Images

Spain coach Ignacio Quereda caused few surprises when naming his squad for July's UEFA Women's EURO in Sweden, with recent debutants Virginia Torrecilla and Alexia Putellas the only new faces in an otherwise experienced list.

Spain – who will be competing in only their second finals – completed preparations for the tournament with a 2-2 draw against Denmark in Vejle on Friday. That encounter offered Quereda the opportunity to cast an eye over FC Barcelona pair Torrecilla and Putellas in what were their first senior international appearances.

Her nation's top scorer in qualifying with 11 goals in ten games, Verónica Boquete once again displayed she will be a threat in Sweden by netting a double in what was a second successive friendly draw against the Danes. In their only other preparation game, the 1997 semi-finalists defeated Russia 2-1.

Spain open their UEFA Women's EURO challenge against England at the Linköping Arena on 12 July before facing France and Russia in their final Group C games. 

Spain squad
Goalkeepers: Ainhoa Tirapu (Athletic Club), María José Pons (Valencia CFF), Dolores Gallardo (Club Atlético de Madrid).

Defenders: Irene Paredes (Athletic Club), Melisa (FC Barcelona), Marta Torrejón (RCD Espanyol), Ruth García (Levante UD), Leire Landa (Athletic Club), Miriam Diéguez (FC Barcelona).

Midfielders: Elisabeth Ibarra (Athletic Club), Sandra (RCD Espanyol), Amanda Sampedro (Club Atlético de Madrid), Silvia Meseguer (Club Atlético de Madrid), Virginia Torrecilla (FC Barcelona), Jennifer Hermoso (Tyresö FF), Vicky Losada (FC Barcelona), Priscila Borja (Club Atlético de Madrid).

Forwards: Sonia (FC Barcelona), Nagore Calderón (Club Atlético de Madrid), Verónica Boquete (Tyresö FF), Adriana (Western New York Flash), Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona), Erika Vázquez (Athletic Club).