The Spanish Football Federation announced the initial list sent by Luis Enrique, Spain’s national team manager, in preparation for the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar from November 20 to December 18.
The Spanish team contests the 2022 Qatar World Cup in Group E, along with Germany, Costa Rica and Japan, with 43 players.
Goalkeeping: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez, Raya, Kepa
Line of defence: Carfakhal, Ezpelqueta, Jesus Navas, Pau Torres, Hugo Giammon, Diego Llorente, Eniago Martinez, Laporte, Garcia, Alba, Jaya, Alex Moreno, Alonso, Ramos
Centre: Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Cookie, Javi, Soler, Llorente, Sarabia, Fabian Ruiz, Alcantara, Bryce Mendes, Moreno, Canales
Attack: Abel Ruiz, Rodrigo, Gerard Moreno, Borja Eglesas, Asensio, Nico, Morata, Yermi Benue, Ferran, Olmo, Aspas, Oyarazbal, Fati.
The Matador’s list was surprised by the absence of David De Gea, the England keeper of Manchester United, and Barcelona dominated the list with the presence of 8 of their stars and only players from Real Madrid.
The newspaper added that Chelsea keeper Kepa succeeded in booking his place on the Matador roster, having returned strongly to his team’s core composition, since coach Graham Potter took over the team.
Barca dominate the list with the presence of Eric Garcia, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso, Javi, Pedri, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, while the pair Carvajal and Asensio are from Real Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos was also on the Spanish team’s list, and it was not clear that he was on the final list to be announced on November 11.