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Villarreal's Senna back in Spanish squad

Villarreal's Senna back in Spanish squad

Villarreal midfielder Marcos Senna has been recalled to the Spanish squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying games against Belgium and Estonia, coach Vicente del Bosque said Thursday.
Senna, a key member of the side that won the European Championship last year, had been sidelined with a muscle injury and last played for Spain on April 1 against Turkey but missed the Confederations Cup in South Africa.
"He's an important player. I hope he's once again able to be as important this season as he was last season," said del Bosque.
Aside from the inclusion of Senna, the squad is the same as that picked for the side's recent friendly against Macedonia which Spain won 3-2.
Two other regulars, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, are still out injured.
Spain, which leads Group 5 with a perfect 18 points from its six games, hosts Belgium on Sept. 5 and Estonia Sept. 9.
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Squad:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Diego Lopez (Villarreal)
Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Carlos Puyol (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Ignacio Monreal (Osasuna)
Midfielders: Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Santiago Cazorla (Villarreal), Albert Riera (Liverpool), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Valencia), Juanma Mata (Valencia), Marcos Senna (Villarreal)
Forwards: Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce)


Updated : 2021-03-06 01:36 GMT+08:00