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Spain to face U.S. without Xavi, Puyol and Fabregas
May 25th, 2011 12:32PM

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[SPAIN] Barcelona stars Xavi and Carles Puyol and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas are the notable absentees from Spain's squad for the June 4 friendly against the United States in Foxboro, Mass.

Puyol has been bothered by tendinitis in his right knee and played little in 2011. Xavi needs rest, according to Coach Vicente del Bosque.

"I personally spoke with Xavi and we thought it was better not to bring him after such a long season,'' Del Bosque added.

Fabregas has been bothered by a thigh injury.

Sevilla striker Manu del Moral is the only player to get his first callup.

Spain Roster:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona).
Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carlos Marchena (Villarreal), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao).
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Bruno Soriano (Villarreal), Borja Valero (Villarreal).
Forwards: David Villa (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Manu Del Moral (Sevilla), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla).



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