the list for Lithuania & Scotland, and Croatia

Vicente del Bosque has announced the list of players that he’ll be taking with him for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Lithuania and Scotland on Oct. 8 and Oct. 12, respectively.  All are familiar faces, and there was one surprising exclusion: Xavi.  It appears that Xavi has tendonitis, so after talking with the coach and his club, they decided that he would not join the team.  Cesc and Albiol have also been substituted by Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, respectively, due to their injuries.  Meanwhile, Javi Martínez and Juan Mata will continue to play with the U-21 team.

Goalkeepers: Iker, Valdés, Pepe

Defenders: Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Piqué, Marchena, Capdevila, Monreal

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Busquets, Cazorla, Iniesta, Jesús Navas, Silva

Forwards: Pedro, Villa, Llorente, Torres

Meanwhile, this is Luis Milla’s list for the U-21 playoff against Croatia on Oct. 9 and 12, with the first game in Burgos (where Juanín was born) and the second game in Varazdin.  There’s only one change with respect to the previous list, with Rubén Miño Peralta coming in for Tomás Mejías.

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Rubén Miño Peralta, Mariño

Defenders: San José, Domínguez, Víctor Ruiz, Azpilicueta, Botía, Canella

Midfielders: Javi Martínez, Thiago, Rubén Pérez, Parejo, Canales, Capel, Mata, Ander Herrera

Forwards: Jeffren, Bojan, Adrián, Nsue


Posted on September 30, 2010, in la rojita, team. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. little canales got called up?? how is he doing anyway? i miss him so much :(

    • I thought Canales was always part of the U21 team? At least, I think I saw pictures of him in the hot tub with Bojan? (Because CLEARLY that’s what’s important.) :-) And didn’t he and Thiago Alcantara score that great combo goal last time?

  2. Yay! Roja and Rojita and whoops there goes all my free time!

    Glad to see that Canales is well enough to be called up, and hopefully Xavi gets better soon – it’s really not the same without him!

  3. Aw, I’m excited to see the team together again! And the U-21 squad has some great players on it, doesn’t it? Wow!

    I hope we see Canales playing for Madrid again soon!

  4. yes, canales was called, i live in Croatia and just started to go to college near Varaždin so now i will go on that game for sure i am so happy right now :-), thanks you made my day :-)

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