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Thiago and Isco named in youthful Spain squad

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Thiago Alcantara is one of five Under-21 internationals named in Spain's squad to face Ecuador on Wednesday.

The Bayern Munich man is joined by Inigo Martinez, Koke, Isco and Cristian Tello in the senior setup - with the quintet all part of the side that was victorious at the recent Under-21 European Championship.

Ecuador is Spain's first opponents since losing the final of the Confederations Cup to Brazil in June and Vicente del Bosque has decided to use the opportunity to have a look at his future options.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, Real Sociedad's Martinez and Barcelona's Tello will all meet up with the national team for the first time, while Isco and Thiago will collect their second and fourth caps respectively if selected.

Tello signed an extended contract at Camp Nou last week and was delighted to be selected.

He told Sport : "I'm the happiest man in the world. Not only I have renewed (with Barca), but I have also been summoned to the (Spain) senior team. For me it is a dream come true. I've been my whole life waiting for this moment.

"I've heard while on my way to training through the Twitter of the Spanish Federation. It has been a great surprise."

There is no place in the squad for Manchester United's David de Gea, Barcelona midfielder Xavi or Atletico Madrid striker David Villa.

Full Spain squad:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Iker Casillas Real Madrid
Pepe Reina Napoli
Victor Valdes Barcelona
Defenders:  
Alvaro Arbeloa  Real Madrid
Cesar Azpilicueta  Chelsea
Inigo Martinez  Real Sociedad
Raul Albiol  Napoli
Sergio Ramos  Real Madrid
Jordi Alba  Barcelona
Midfielders  
Javi Martinez  Bayern Munich
Santi Cazorla  Arsenal
Andres Iniesta  Barcelona
Isco  Real Madrid
Thiago Alcantara  Bayern Munich
Koke  Atletico Madrid
Cesc Fabregas  Barcelona
Attackers:  
David Silva  Manchester City
Jesus Navas  Manchester City
Alvaro Negredo  Manchester City
Fernando Llorente  Juventus
Cristian Tello  Barcelona
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