Youth, experience and forgotten players for the proyect of the new national spanish coach Julen Lopetegui.

10 players that was in the last Eurocup have not been selected: goalkeepers Casillas and Sergio Rico; defenders Juanfran, Bellerín (U21), San José; midfielders Bruno and Cesc and, finally, the strikers Pedro and Aduriz. Iniesta also missed the call because he is injured.

Four important players during the last years for Spain, that were not in the last Eurocup and they came back now are: Pepe Reina, Javi Martínez, Mata and Diego Costa. Saúl and Asensio are two of the new youth called by Lopetegui.

Lopetegui first list

Lopetegui with his first list of Spain squad (Image AFP)

The rest of the players selected, are already well known:
De Gea, Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Marc Bartra, Carvajal, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Azpilicueta, Busquets, Thiago, Koke, Silva, Lucas Vazquez, Alcácer, Nolito, Morata and Vitolo.

The spanish national team will face Belgium on 1st September in a friendly match and will play against Liechtenstein the first match for the World Cup qualifiers.