Sat, 02 Jul 2022

MADRID, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique on Monday named his squad for the forthcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Portugal, the Czech Republic and Switzerland in June.

Enrique has recalled Barcelona forward Ansu Fati while there is also a return for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio and Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara, with the coach saying Alcantara should be fit despite injuring a hamstring on Sunday.

Athletic Club Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez also returns to the squad, along with Barca's Sergio Busquets, while Diego Llorente drops out.

Barcelona's Pedri and Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal miss out through injuries, while Manchester United keeper David de Gea is again left out of the squad with just six months from the start of the Qatar World Cup finals.

"I spoke to him (De Gea) to tell him the first time he wasn't coming to the national team, but I am not going to call players to explain my decisions. The door is open for any player and he can return," said Enrique when asked about De Gea.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya

Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Inigo Martinez, Cesar Azpilicueta and Dani Carvajal.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo Hernandez, Thiago Alcantara, Gavi, Carlos Soler, Koke and Marcos Llorente.

Forwards: Dani Olmo, Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Raul de Tomas, Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio and Ansu Fati.

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