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Spain confirm squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

 Sports Desk

 Published: 02:32 PM, 9 November 2019  

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Spain has announced a 23-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania. Dinamo Zagreb starlet Dani Olmo has been called up to Spain’s senior squad for the first time.

The 21-year-old is rewarded for a sustained period of impressive form, which began during the summer as Spain lifted the European Under-21 Championship held in Italy and San Marino.

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is also recalled after missing out on Robert Moreno’s previous squad.

Manchester City midfielder Rodri, meanwhile, is included in the squad despite his recent injury problems, but Dani Ceballos and Jordi Alba miss out after recently picking up knocks for Arsenal and Barcelona.

Isco and Koke are the most high profile omissions from the squad, while Diego Llorente, Sergio Reguilon, Pablo Sarabia and Luis Alberto miss out after being picked in La Roja’s previous squad.

Spain will face Malta in Cadiz on 15 November and Romania at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid on 18 November.

Spain squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United/ENG), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea/ENG), Pau Lopez (Roma/ITA)

Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Raul Albiol, Pau Torres (Villarreal), Juan Bernat (PSG/FRA), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Jose Gaya (Valencia)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri Hernandez (Manchester City/ENG), Saul (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli/ITA), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich/GER), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)

Forwards: Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Mikel Oyazarzabal (Real Sociedad), Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund), Dani Olmo (Dynamo Zagreb/CRO), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid)