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Spain world cup team 2018. [Photo credit: FIFA.com]
Many big names will be watching the Russia 2018 World Cup on their couches and big screens as more countries named their squad for the Mundial in Russia.
The latest set of ‘casualties’ are Chelsea quartet of Cesc Fabregas, striker Alvaro Morata, winger Pedro Rodriguez and wing-back Marcos Alonso who all have been left out of Spain’s squad for the 2018 World Cup released on Monday.
Club-mate Cesar Azpilicueta has got the nod and is the Blues’ sole representative in manager Julen Lopetegui’s 23-man squad for the tournament.
Former Chelsea star Diego Costa, who was ineffectively replaced by Morata at Stamford Bridge, is in the squad.
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal is included, but team-mate Hector Bellerin misses out.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Manchester City playmaker David Silva are the other Premier League representatives in the squad.
Spain will tackle Portugal, Iran and Morocco in Group B, with their first match against Cristiano Ronaldo and company taking place on June 15th in Sochi.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Dani Carvalhal (Real Madrid), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David de Gea (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Kepa (Athletic Bilbao), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Nacho (Real Madrid), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Napoli), Rodrigo (Valencia), David Silva (Manchester City), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid).