De Gea, Carvajal named in Spain 30-man squad for FIFA World Cup

MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is among three uncapped players named by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque in his provisional 30-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

Del Bosque will eventually trim his squad down to 23 before next month’s tournament.

De Gea’s inclusion was no real surprise, following his impressive season with Manchester United, and the season ending injury to Barcelona’s Victor Valdes.

The other two uncapped players in the World Cup squad are Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Iturraspe.

Also named in Del Bosque’s provisional squad are Chelsea forward Fernando Torres, Atlético Madrid duo Diego Costa and David Villa and Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata.

Meanwhile, there was no place for Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Tottenham forward Roberto Soldado.

Spain squad

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David de Gea, Pepe Reina.

Defenders: Jordi Alba, Raul Albiol, Cesar Azplicueta, Dani Carvajal, Juanfran, Alberto Moreno, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos.

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Santi Cazorla, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Ander Iturraspe, Koke, Javi Martinez, Juan Mata, Jesus Navas, David Silva, Tiago Alcantara, Xabi Alonso, Xavi.

Forwards: Diego Costa, Fernando Llorente, Alvaro Negredo, Pedro, Fernando Torres, David Villa.

Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS

Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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