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Three newbies named for defending champion Spain
by Ridge Mahoney, May 13th, 2014 6:22PM

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[WORLD CUP 2014] Spain, the defending World Cup champion will send out an experienced team to retain its title, yet head coach Vicente del Bosque did name three uncapped players to his preliminary squad of 30.

David de Gea, Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named on Tuesday by Del Bosque, who will announce his final squad of 23 after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon May 24.  There are eight players from those clubs on the preliminary list.

World Cup 2014 Squads:
Group A: Brazil (23) | Cameroon (28) | Croatia | Mexico (23)
Group B: Australia | Chile (30) | Netherlands (30) | Spain (30)
Group C:
Colombia (30) | Greece | Ivory Coast (28) | Japan (23)
Group D
: Costa Rica (26) | England (23) | Italy (30) | Uruguay (25)
Group E:
Ecuador | France (23) | Honduras (23) | Switzerland (23)
Group F: Argentina | Bosnia-Herzegovina (24) | Iran (28) | Nigeria (30)
Group G: Germany (30) | Ghana (26) | Portugal (30) | USA (30)
Group H: Algeria (30) | Belgium (24) | Russia (30) | South Korea (23)

De Gea replaces injured Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes as the No. 3 goalie. An Atletico Madrid quartet is led by forward Diego Costa, who has scored 36 goals this season to propel his club to the brink of a La Liga and European double. Atletico takes the league title if it ties or wins at Barcelona Saturday.

Spain will host Bolivia in Sevilla and play El Salvador in Landover, Md. before heading to the World Cup, where it will face the Netherlands, Chile and Australia

Spain Roster (30 Players):
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool/ENG), David De Gea (Manchester United/ENG)
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea/ENG), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Alberto Moreno (Sevilla), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich/GER), Raul Albiol (Napoli/ITA), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal/ENG), Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich/GER), Juan Mata (Manchester United/ENG), David Silva (Manchester City/ENG)
Forwards: Pedro (Barcelona), Jesus Navas (Man. City/ENG), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Chelsea/ENG), Alvaro Negredo (Man. City/ENG), Fernando Llorente (Juventus/ITA)



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