Spain squad

Del Bosque recalls trio for qualifiers

March 18, 2011

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has recalled Andoni Iraola, Juan Mata and Javi Martinez for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Lithuania.

Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez all miss out through injury.

Cesc Fabregas
GettyImagesArsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has been linked with Barcelona.

Athletic Bilbao defender Iraola won the most recent of his four caps against Austria in November, 2009, while World Cup winners Mata and Martinez are back after missing the recent friendly against Colombia due to Under-21 duty.

The reigning world and European champions, who lead Group I with nine points from three games, face Czech Republic in Granada on March 25 before taking on Lithuania in Kaunas four days later.

Full Spain Squad:

Goalkeepers: Casillas (Real Madrid), Reina (Liverpool), Valdes (Barcelona).

Defenders: Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos (all Real Madrid), Pique (Barcelona), Marchena, Capdevila (both Villarreal), Iraola (Athletic Bilbao).

Midfielders: Alonso (Real Madrid), Busquets (Barcelona), Cazorla (Villarreal), Iniesta, Xavi (both Barcelona), Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Silva (Manchester City), Navas (Sevilla).

Forwards: Villa (Barcelona), Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Torres (Chelsea), Mata (Valencia).