4 October 2018

Morata, Jonny Named In Spain Squad  (Sky Sports)

Alvaro MorataChelsea forward Alvaro Morata is back in the Spain squad for the upcoming internationals against Wales and England.

Wolves full-back Jonny Castro could also be set for a debut, after being named in the squad for the first time.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has been recalled but his team-mate Diego Costa misses out, after coming off injured during Atletico's 3-1 win over Club Bruges in the Champions League.

Spain will play Wales in a Cardiff friendly next Thursday, before hosting England in a UEFA Nations League tie at Real Betis's Benito Villamarin Stadium the following Sunday, with both games live on Sky Sports.

They currently top the Nations League A, Group 4 standings on six points, after beating England 2-1 and hammering Croatia 6-0 last month.

Boss Luis Enrique has also recalled Real Betis defender Marc Bartra and Borussia Dortmund forward Paco Alcacer, having worked with the latter pair while at Barcelona.

But Barca defender Jordi Alba continues to be overlooked.

Real Madrid duo Isco and Dani Carvajal, plus Barca's Sergi Roberto and Athletic Bilbao's Inigo Martinez, were all part of the last squad but miss out through injury.

Spain squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pau Lopez.

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Raul Albiol, Nacho Fernandez, Sergio Ramos, Marc Bartra, Jonny Castro, Marcos Alonso, Jose Gaya.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Koke, Saul Niguez, Thiago Alcantara, Dani Ceballos.

Forwards: Marco Asensio, Iago Aspas, Alvaro Morata, Suso, Rodrigo Moreno, Paco Alcacer.

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