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Casillas and Torres make Spain squad for Confederations Cup

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Casillas and Torres make Spain squad for Confederations Cup

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
Victor Valdes Barcelona
Jose Manuel Reina Liverpool
Iker Casillas Real Madrid
Gerard Pique Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Raul Albiol Real Madrid
Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid
Nacho Monreal Arsenal
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
David Villa Barcelona
Jesus Navas Sevilla
David Silva Manchester City
Fernando Torres Chelsea
Pedro Barcelona
Juan Mata Chelsea
Roberto Soldado Valencia
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