Casillas and Torres make Spain squad for Confederations Cup

Stefan Coerts
May 27, 2013
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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included Iker Casillas and Fernando Torres in his 26-man provisional squad for this summer's Confederations Cup.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper earns his first call up since recovering from a hand injury, but Del Bosque feels Casillas remains a key figure for Spain regardless of his lack of match action after being usurped by Diego Lopez at club level.

Torres, meanwhile, makes his comeback for the national side after impressing for Chelsea in the past few months, with his goal in the 2-1 Europa League final win over Benfica the highlight of his season.

Furthermore, Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez also returns after missing out on the last Spain squad, while Benat and Javi Garcia have made the cut as well.

David de Gea, Isco and Thiago Alcantara were called up for the Under-21 side taking part in the European Championships in Israel this summer and are therefore unavailable.

Spain meets Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria at the Confederations Cup.

The squad in full:

Name

Club


Goalkeepers:

 


Victor Valdes

Barcelona


Jose Manuel Reina

Liverpool


Iker Casillas

Real Madrid


Defenders:

 


Gerard Pique

Barcelona


Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid


Raul Albiol

Real Madrid


Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea


Jordi Alba

Barcelona


Alvaro Arbeloa

Real Madrid


Nacho Monreal

Arsenal


Midfielders

 


Andres Iniesta

Barcelona


Cesc Fabregas

Barcelona


Sergio Busquets

Barcelona


Santi Cazorla

Arsenal


Xavi

Barcelona


Xabi Alonso

Real Madrid


Javi Garcia

Manchester City


Benat

Betis


Javi Martinez

Bayern Munich


Attackers:

 


David Villa

Barcelona


Jesus Navas

Sevilla


David Silva

Manchester City


Fernando Torres

Chelsea


Pedro

Barcelona


Juan Mata

Chelsea


Roberto Soldado

Valencia