SPAIN

Lucas Vázquez trains with Spain squad

The Real Madrid winger was one of the biggest stories in la Roja's preparations for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Italy.

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Lucas Vázquez trains with Spain squad
DANI SANCHEZ DIARIO AS

For the first time, Julen Lopetegui had a full 26-man squad at his disposal in the Las Rozas training complex ahead of Spain's crunch tie on Saturday against Italy in the Santiago Bernabéu

Back in the fold

Lucas Vázquez, who received his call-up on Monday evening when Vitolo was forced to pull out after picking up an injury in Las Palmas' Sunday training session, was the story of Tuesday's training session. The Real Madrid winger currently has three caps playing for the national side and get another bit at the cherry against Italy and Liechtenstein in this World Cup year.

Villa's return

Elsewhere, the surprise return of David Villa after two years away from the national team set-up continues to grab the headlines, and Spain's all-time record scorer will speak to the press, along with Marc Bartra, after the training session.