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.

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Posted on August 26, 2010, in la rojita, players and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. Yay! I’m so glad Torres has been called up. Hope he manages to rediscover his form for La Roja soon. :)

  3. looking forward to a cesc-pique-puyol reunion :) those guys are funny!
    http://capitacinco.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/buddies/

  4. Aw, yay! Too bad I can’t watch this game, though. ;[ Time zones suck.

  5. Hey I think you forgot about Jesus Navas. :>

    I absolutely adore your blogs! I follow this one and unamadridista! :)

  6. Woohooo! More Roja, more fun! I’m excited to have the boys back together again :-D

  7. Does anyone know the times for the two games?

  8. Una, how do the call ups work? Do they have “try out” every few years? Or does the coach just observe based on how the players play in their leagues?

    • No, they don’t have to try out! The analysts (Paco & Antonio) keep track of how the players do with their club teams, and give this information to VDB, who uses it to decide who to call up. VDB can also be often seen at club games doing the same.

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