Spain have selected their final 23 man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Spain are strongly fancied to lift the trophy this year as a number of their key players – some of the best in the world – are at their peak in 2010, including the lethal strike pairing of Fernando Torres and David Villa.
As expected, coach Vicente Del Bosque has selected a team which heavily relies upon players from Barcelona and Real Madrid (12 of the 23 players are from either of the top two Spanish La Liga sides), but this must bode well for the national side as both teams once again made the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League this season, and the players from other clubs are generally of the highest calibre.
Spain will hope to qualify from Group H, which also features Honduras, Chile and Switzerland with a little in hand.
Spain 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010
|1||Iker CASILLAS||20/05/1981||GK||Real Madrid (ESP)||184|
|2||Raul ALBIOL||04/09/1985||DF||Real Madrid (ESP)||187|
|3||Gerard PIQUE||02/02/1987||DF||Barcelona (ESP)||192|
|4||Carlos MARCHENA||31/07/1979||DF||Valencia (ESP)||182|
|5||Carles PUYOL||13/04/1978||DF||Barcelona (ESP)||178|
|6||Andres INIESTA||11/05/1984||MF||Barcelona (ESP)||170|
|7||David VILLA||03/12/1981||FW||Valencia (ESP)||175|
|9||Fernando TORRES||20/03/1984||FW||Liverpool (ENG)||181|
|10||Cesc FABREGAS||04/05/1987||MF||Arsenal (ENG)||175|
|11||Joan CAPDEVILA||03/02/1978||DF||Villarreal (ESP)||182|
|12||Victor VALDES||14/01/1982||GK||Barcelona (ESP)||183|
|13||Juan Manuel MATA||28/04/1988||FW||Valencia (ESP)||174|
|14||XABI ALONSO||25/11/1981||MF||Real Madrid (ESP)||183|
|15||SERGIO RAMOS||30/03/1986||DF||Real Madrid (ESP)||183|
|16||Sergio BUSQUETS||16/07/1988||MF||Barcelona (ESP)||189|
|17||Alvaro ARBELOA||17/01/1983||DF||Real Madrid (ESP)||184|
|19||Fernando LLORENTE||26/02/1985||FW||Athletic Bilbao (ESP)||194|
|20||Javier MARTINEZ||02/09/1988||MF||Athletic Bilbao (ESP)||190|
|21||DAVID SILVA||08/01/1986||MF||Valencia (ESP)||177|
|22||Jesus NAVAS||21/11/1985||FW||Sevilla FC (ESP)||172|
|23||Pepe REINA||31/08/1982||GK||Liverpool (ENG)||187|