Saturday May 31 2014
Llorente cut from Spain WC squad

Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has been left out of Spain’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.

The Bianconeri goalscorer, who impressed in his first season in Serie A, has not been included in the travelling squad to go to Brazil.

Instead, Coach Vicente Del Bosque has opted for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, despite him being an injury concern.

Napoli duo Pepe Reina and Raul Albiol however, do make the cut.

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United)

Defenders: Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Sergio Ramos (Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona)

Midfielders: Koke (Atletico), Xabi Alonso (Madrid), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), David Silva (Manchester City), Juan Mata (Man Utd), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Rodriguez (all Barcelona)

Forwards: Fernando Torres (Chelsea), David Villa, Diego Costa (Atletico)

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