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The cheek of someone else starting my thread :D

Would have refused to watch if Saul hadn't been called up, but I guess Del Bosque isn't quite that senile yet. Lucas V. and one of San Jose, Bartra or Bruno dropped I guess.

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No Torres or Cazorla either. Great depth. Apparently, Paco Alcacer was top scorer in qualifying and he isnt called up either!

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No Mata? Just shows how bad the England squad is.

And England fitting in Delph and Townsend in while Spain can't fine room for Mata, Cazorla, or Costa :D

The cheek of someone else starting my thread :D

Didn't see your name on it :brock:

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Or Javi Martínez. Weird.

Spent most of last two seasons injured so not surprised he's not included when they're stacked in midfield and don't need him as a 1st choice CB.

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The cheek of someone else starting my thread :D

Would have refused to watch if Saul hadn't been called up, but I guess Del Bosque isn't quite that senile yet. Lucas V. and one of San Jose, Bartra or Bruno dropped I guess.

You would have refused to watch? Bit extreme.

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The strikeforce looks pretty weak IMO.

This is a side that deliberately left out Costa, Alcacer and a rejuvenated Torres! Though of the three Alcacer is the only one I'm surprised about.

Amazed that Del Bosque actually saw the sense in calling up Saul, very unlike him.

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Spent most of last two seasons injured so not surprised he's not included when they're stacked in midfield and don't need him as a 1st choice CB.

Closest they have to replacing Busquets. He's been fit for the last couple of months, I would have taken him. Great player.

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Closest they have to replacing Busquets. He's been fit for the last couple of months, I would have taken him. Great player.

Bruno can comfortably play that role, plus San Jose had developed into a decent DM. They'll miss him more in the fact they their CB's outside of the starters are awful.

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Loving the fact that Costa isn't there. Would have liked to see Torres though. The squad in general has a strange lack of strikers, really.

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Can't believe Costa and Torres both been left out. Morata guaranteed starter?

No. Could start but not guaranteed.

Not sure why you're surprised about the other two. Torres had a fair chance of making it but Diego Costa has been atrocious whenever he's played for Spain. As G-Man said, Alcácer is the surprise.

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Costa is also injured, not been good for Spain obviously but Hiddink had been saying that he didn't know if he'd be fit for the tournament.

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He wasn't going even if he was fit.

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Tough call.

Would guess:

De Gea, Carvajal, Piqué*, Ramos*, Jordi Alba*, Busquets*, Iniesta*, Koke, David Silva, Nolito, Morata

Only the * players are certainties though. Would personally have Thiago over Koke but that's going on ability rather than form.

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Yeah seems to have been utterly no consistency in the squads and XI's picked by Del Bosque in the last year. Don't think he has any idea what his best side is.

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Hector Bellerin has been called up in emergency if Dani Carvajal is deemed unfit at the squad submission deadline day.

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So Azpi in at RB or Fran?

if mustachios knows what's best for him he'll pick Aduriz for the starting 11

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Juanfran, Koke and Sergio Ramos surely three of those.

Why have they left four spots? Weird. Are those three fitness doubts?

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Not sure if Juanfran is needed now?

Isco and Lucas Vazquez or Saul Niguez to go I'd've thought, along with Ramos and Koke.

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EUH reckons Juanfran will be starting? Bellerin goes from not being in the preliminary to being confirmed ahead of Juanfran :D

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Juanfran, Koke and Sergio Ramos surely three of those.

Why have they left four spots? Weird. Are those three fitness doubts?

CL Final players aren't they...Lucas being the other one?

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EUH reckons Juanfran will be starting? Bellerin goes from not being in the preliminary to being confirmed ahead of Juanfran :D

Not definitely but yeah I think it'd be Juanfran.

Probably Koke, Ramos, Juanfran and Isco for the other spots, harsh on Saúl though.

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EUH reckons Juanfran will be starting? Bellerin goes from not being in the preliminary to being confirmed ahead of Juanfran :D

Juanfran will still be the starter imo.

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Pedro is the real one stealing a living. Vasquez is a decent sub option.

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Spain looking very impressive so far.

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