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No Xavi for Spanish qualifiers

SoccerNews in European Championships, La Liga 30 Sep 2010

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Thursday unveiled a 20-man squad which did not include Barcelona playmaker Xavi for the world champions’ Euro 2012 qualifiers against Lithuania and Scotland on October 8 and 12.

Del Bosque left out Xavi, who has been struggling with tendinitis, as the reigning world and European champions seek to build on a 4-0 win in Liechtenstein.

They will host Lithuania in Salamanca on October 8 before heading to Scotland four days later.

Goalkeepers:

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Jose Manuel Reina (Liverpool/ENG)

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carlos Marchena (Villarreal), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Ignacio Monreal (Osasuna)

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergi Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

Strikers: Pedro (Barcelona), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), David Villa (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City/ENG), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Liverpool/ENG)

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