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Spain squad for matches against Macedonia and England revealed

Julen Lopetegui has confirmed his 25-man party for La Roja's November games, with Sevilla's Sergio Escudero earning his first ever call-up.
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Spain squad for matches against Macedonia and England revealed

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has announced his 25-man squad for La Roja's upcoming double-header of November fixtures against Macedonia and England.

Qualifier with Macedonia followed by Wembley friendly

The Spaniards host the Balkan nation on Saturday 12th in World Cup qualifying, before visiting the Three Lions for a friendly three days later.

Of particular note is a maiden call-up for Sevilla full-back Sergio Escudero, while Aritz Aduriz, Juan Mata, Marc Bartra, César Azpilicueta and Sergio Asenjo all return.

Striker Aduriz - who scored five for Athletic Club in the Europa League on Thursday - and keeper Asenjo make their first appearances in the squad under Lopetegui.

Spain have a significant list of injury absentees featuring Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Andrés Iniesta, Javi Martínez and Sergio Ramos.

Lopetegui during Friday's squad announcement.
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Lopetegui during Friday's squad announcement.VICTOR LERENAEFE

Spain squad to play Macedonia and England

Goalkeepers: Reina (Napoli), De Gea (Manchester United) and Asenjo (Villarreal)

Defenders: Nacho (Real Madrid), Bartra (Borussia Dortmund), I. Martínez (Real Sociedad), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Monreal (Arsenal), Carvajal (Real Madrid) and Escudero (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Ander Herrera (Manchester United), Busquets (Barcelona), Koke (Atlético Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Silva (Manchester City), Mata (Manchester United) and Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Callejón (Napoli), Vitolo (Sevilla), Morata (Real Madrid), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Nolito (Manchester United) and Aduriz (Athletic).


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