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In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Spain soccer team poses prior to the start  an international friendly soccer match against Ireland at Yankee Stadium in New York. Foreground from left, Pedro, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Davis Villa, Xavi Hernadez, Jordi Alba. Background from left, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes
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SOCCERLY.COM: After the Bolivia friendly in Sevilla, which finished with a 2-0 win with Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta goals, Vicente Del Bosque, the Spanish national team manager, confirmed that Jesus Navas, Manchester City and La Roja's speedy winger, would miss the last cut. When Del Bosque made the piece of news official, he was clearly heartbroken.

Sixteen of the 23 players that won the World Cup four years ago made the final list, while there are only five changes to the team that conquered the EURO in Poland and Ukraine: Koke and Diego Costa, represent the change, Cesar Azpilicueta takes Alvaro Arbeloa's spot, David Villa returns after being left out in that occasion due to injury, and David de Gea takes the spot for the injured Victor Valdes. ... read more at Soccerly.com

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