Vicente del Bosque has named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus England in Sevilla. Barcelona players Gerard Piqué & Sergi Busquets got their 1st ever call up for La Furia. Piqué was called up to provide cover in case Valencia’s Raúl Albiol & Barca’s Carles Puyol are not fit.
Busquets replaces injured Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fàbregas. The duo’s inclusion makes 5 players from the Blaugrana on the team. That is the most along with Liverpool’s 5 representatives. Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente was a bit of a surprise especially when there is Álvaro Negredo Sánchez of Almeria having a breakout season.
Here is the complete list of players for the February 11th match:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) y José Manuel Reina (Liverpool/ING)
Defenders: Raúl Albiol & Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Álvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool/ENG), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Juan Gutiérrez “Juanito” (Real Betis), Gerard Piqué & Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso & Albert Riera (Liverpool/ENG), Sergi Busquets, Xavi Hernández, & Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona), Santiago Cazorla & Marcos Senna (Villarreal), David Silva (Valencia).
Forwards: Daniel Güiza (Fenerbahce/TUR), Fernando Llorente (Athletic), Fernando Torres (Liverpool/ENG), David Villa (Valencia).