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Spain’s World Cup squad announced as three Chelsea stars miss out

Spain’s World Cup squad announced as three Chelsea stars miss out

Can Spain win the World Cup?

Julen Lopetegui has named his 23 man squad that he will be taking to Russia this summer with some surprise inclusions being named on the list.

Spain won the 2010 World Cup in dramatic fashion as Andres Iniesta scored a 116th minute winner against the Netherlands at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.

The Spanish national side then went on to win EURO 2012 two years later but have been below par ever since then.

Spain were knocked out in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and were beaten by Italy in the round of 16 at Euro 2016.

The Spain squad is filled to the brim with fantastic players but two Chelsea players will be upset that they have been left out.

The Spain squad

No Morata or Fabregas in Spain’s World Cup squad

Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas both missed out on the Spain squad for this summer’s tournament despite playing key roles for both their club and country in the past.

Morata scored 3 goals at Euro 2016 and despite not winning over the Chelsea fans, he does have a pretty decent record in England as he has netted 15 goals in 47 matches.

Cesc Fabregas was the man who assisted Iniesta for “that” goal in the 2010 World Cup final but he has been left out of the squad.

Spain have some brilliant midfield players and Fabregas hasn’t played for the national side since June 2016.

Fabregas has represented his country on 110 occasions and was part of the most successful Spanish (and potentially European) side of all time from 2008-2012.

Unlucky Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso may be feel hard done by considering he was named in the PFA team of the year and won the Premier League title just last season.

As well as the FA Cup this past weekend. Alonso may have been a victim of the fact Spain’s midfield is so strong that they will not utilise wing backs in Russia.

Despite Arsenal’s relatively poor season, Nacho Monreal made the squad. He was fantastic for the Gunners throughout the campaign and even scored 6 goals.

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