Julen Lopetegui has announced the squad for the upcoming matches of qualifying for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. For these two games Spain will face Italy on Thursday 6th October at the Juventus Stadium of Turin and will play against Albania three days later, on Sunday 9th October at Loro Boriçi Stadium of Shkoder.
Talking about the list, Iniesta is coming back to the team after his injury along with Isco, Callejon, Sergio Rico and Nacho while the players Bartra, Azpilicueta, Asensio, Mata, Adrian and Alcacer dropped from the list by different reasons.
On the other hand, it seems that some of the usual players in the list like Casillas, Cesc, Pedro, Juanfran or Aduritz do not count for the moment for the national boss.
Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli) y Sergio Rico (Sevilla FC)
Defenders: Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Iñigo Martinez (Real Sociedad), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergi Roberto (FC Barcelona), Nacho (Real Madrid) and Javi Martínez (FC Bayern Munich)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich), Saul Ñíguez (Atletico de Madrid), Koke (Atletico), Isco Alarcon (Real Madrid) and Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona)
Strikers: Nolito (Manchester City), Jose Callejon (Napoli), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Vitolo (Sevilla), Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) and Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)