Spain have announced their provisional 30 man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup this week.
The squad, which includes the injured Cesc Fabregas and Fernando Torres, features a number of players who have enjoyed incredible seasons in 2009/2010 marking Spain out as a potential winner of the tournament – as so often in World Cups – this year.
Spain will be hoping for Fabregas, Torres and Iniesta to recover from injury worries before the tournament begins.
They are due to play in Group H alongside Chile, Honduras and Switzerland, a group they will expect to win.
Spain – Provisional World Cup 2010 Squad
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), David De Gea (Atletico de Madrid), Diego Lopez (Villareal), Jose Manuel ‘Pepe’ Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona).
Defenders: Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Osasuna), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Midfielders: Xabier Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Javier Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Marcos Senna (Villarreal), David Silva (Valencia), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona).
Forwards: Santiago Cazorla (Villarreal), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Juan Manuel Mata (Valencia), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbache), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia).