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VIE 04.10.2013 | NEWS

Alberto Moreno joins Del Bosque's squad

The left-back from Sevilla has been called up to Spain for the matches against Belarus and Georgia.


VIE 04.10.2013

Spain's manager, Vicente del Bosque, has declared his 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Belarus (11th of October) and Georgia (15th of October).

The biggest change is the inclusion of Alberto Moreno, the Sevilla FC player, who replaces the injured Jordi Alba having been a regular for the Under-21 side managed by Julen Lopetegui. "He is a dynamic player who is very capable in his position and we have heard very good things", stated Del Bosque, who continues to give opportunities to the young guns from the team that lifted the trophy at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Israel.

Fernando Torres, Javi Martínez and Santi Cazorla are notable absentees from the list due to injuries. Also, players such as Chelsea FC midfielder, Juan Mata, and right-back, Juanfran Torres, from Club Atlético de Madrid, are back in the squad.

Spain's Squad
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF), Pepe Reina (SSC Napoli) and Víctor Valdés (FC Barcelona).

Defenders: Álvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid CF), Juanfran Torres (Club Atlético de Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona), Ignacio Monreal (Arsenal FC) and Alberto Moreno (Sevilla FC).

Midfielders: Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Francisco Román Alarcón 'Isco' (Real Madrid CF), Jorge Resurrección 'Koke' (Club Atlético de Madrid), Jesús Navas (Manchester City FC), Mario Suárez (Club Atlético de Madrid), Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona), Cesc Fàbregas (FC Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea FC), Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona) and David Silva (Manchester City FC).

Forwards: Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City FC), Pedro Rodríguez (FC Barcelona) and David Villa (Club Atlético de Madrid).

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