the call-ups for Liechtenstein & Argentina
Vicente del Bosque has called up the following players for the Euro qualifier against Liechtenstein on Sept. 3, and the friendly against Argentina on Sept. 7. It’s basically the World Cup squad, minus the injured Raúl Albiol, plus Santi Cazorla (yay!).
Javi Martínez and Juan Mata are also not on the list, because they both will be called up by Luis Milla for the U-21 team as they continue to try and qualify for the U-21 Euro and the Olympic Games, and Vicente del Bosque took this into consideration. (I was quite surprised when I first saw that Mata was not on the list, but then I heard the míster explain why, and so then I was like, awwww….)
Can’t wait to have the boys back together again!
Goalkeepers: Iker, Pepe, Valdés
Defenders: Puyol, Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Arbeloa, Marchena, Capdevila
Midfielders: Navas, Silva, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Cesc, Xabi Alonso, Cazorla
Forwards: Villa, Llorente, Pedro, Torres
The players are due at Las Rozas at 13h on Tuesday, Aug. 31. On Thursday, the team will fly to Liechtenstein and play a game there on Friday. On Saturday, they’ll fly to Zurich, and catch a flight from there to Buenos Aires, where they’ll take on Argentina on Tuesday.