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Monreal recalled to Spain squad

August 10, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal is the only new name in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's 19-man squad for the Euro 2012 winners' friendly in Puerto Rico on August 15.

Monreal gets the call as Barcelona's new signing Jordi Alba - along with Chelsea's Juan Mata and Athletic's Javi Martinez - has been given time to rest after also representing the country at the London Olympics. Barca's Xavi Hernandez has also been excused the trip.

"I spoke with Xavi yesterday," Del Bosque said ...

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