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    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has named uncapped trio David de Gea, Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe in his provisional list of 30 players for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

    Del Bosque will announce his final 23-man squad for La Roja's title defence on 25 May, a day after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have disputed the UEFA Champions League final.

    Manchester United's De Gea replaces the injured Victor Valdes as the third-choice goalkeeper, while Carvajal and Iturraspe are rewarded for their excellent seasons with Real and Athletic Bilbao respectively by offering cover in defence and midfield.

    Diego Costa is included after scoring 36 goals this season to propel Atletico on to the brink of a league and European double. The Brazil-born striker is one of four Atleti players included along with right-back Juanfran, midfielder Koke and Spain's all-time leading goalscorer at international level David Villa.

    Chelsea's Fernando Torres is also included despite another difficult season at club level, as are Juventus's Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City, with only one likely to make the final cut.

    However, there was no place for Real midfielder Isco or Tottenham Hotspur forward Roberto Soldado.

    Barcelona remain the most represented club with seven players selected, including Andres Iniesta, who scored the winner in the South Africa 2010 Final.

    Spain squad


    Goalkeepers:
    Iker Casillas, David de Gea, Pepe Reina.

    Defenders: Jordi Alba, Raul Albiol, Cesar Azplicueta, Dani Carvajal, Juanfran, Alberto Moreno, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos.

    Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Santi Cazorla, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Ander Iturraspe, Koke, Javi Martinez, Juan Mata, Jesus Navas, David Silva, Tiago Alcantara, Xabi Alonso, Xavi.

    Forwards: Diego Costa, Fernando Llorente, Alvaro Negredo, Pedro, Fernando Torres, David Villa.

    * Squad lists are only official once they have been confirmed and published by FIFA on 16 May at 12:00 CET.

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    Thiago out of World Cup

    Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss not only for DFB-Pokal final but the FIFA World Cup™ for Spain with a knee injury. The German Bundesliga champions confirmed on Thursday that the defensive midfielder will be undergoing surgery on a knee injury he picked up in training.

    "It's very bitter for Thiago and we're really sorry for the lad," said Bayern's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on his club's website.

    "He's a young lad who's worked hard on his comeback and to be fit for the World Cup in the country where he was born, and suddenly both dreams are over. We'll take care of him in the coming weeks and do all we can to make sure he's fit for the start of the next season."

    Thiago, who joined Bayern from Barcelona last summer, missed the start of the season due to injury and had various ailments during his first season in German football.

    He had been named by Vicente Del Bosque in his 23-man squad for the World Cup, but has now been forced to withdraw.

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    Del Bosque waits to name 23

    Gerard Deulofeu has been rewarded for his impressive loan spell with Everton with a call-up to the Spain squad for their pre-FIFA World Cup™ friendly with Bolivia. Coach Vincente del Bosque was expected to trim his provisional 30-man squad for Brazil down to 23 on Sunday, but has instead opted to name 19 players for Friday's match.

    The Real and Atletico Madrid players selected in the provisional group earlier this month are omitted after Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, with Del Bosque now planning to wait until the 2 June deadline to finalise his squad.

    "Until June 2 we do not need to give the final list to FIFA so why do it ahead of time?" he said at a press conference on Sunday.

    His decision means the likes of Diego Costa - the Atletico striker with a troublesome hamstring - has more time to get fit for the tournament. Deulofeu is the main beneficiary of Del Bosque's delay, with the Barcelona midfielder now given the chance to position himself at the head of the queue in case of any unexpected pull-outs.

    "We trust him and if someone were to pull out tomorrow he would be top of the list," Del Bosque added.

    Uncapped Athletic Bilbao defensive midfielder Ander Iturraspe remains in the group, while Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata have a final chance to earn their places in Brazil.

    Del Bosque also added that the list was not final when asked about Manchester City duo Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo and Juventus frontman Fernando Llorente. The trio were named in the 30-man squad but have been omitted to face Bolivia. The clash takes place in Seville, with Spain also slated for another friendly against El Salvador on 7 June before they start their title defence against Holland six days later.

    Spain squad to play Bolivia on Friday 30 May:

    Goalkeepers: Pepe Reina, David De Gea
    Defenders: Gerard Pique, Raul Albiol, Jordi Alba, Cesar Azpilicueta, Alberto Moreno
    Midfielders: Xavi Hernandez, Javi Martinez, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Santi Cazorla, Ander Iturraspe, Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata, David Silva
    Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez, Fernando Torres, Gerard Deulofeu

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    Torres: It's a great prize to be here with Spain

    Fernando Torres has spoken of his delight to be back in the Spain fold and is determined to make the most of his opportunity with FIFA World Cup™ spots up for grabs. A combination of injury and disappointing form for Chelsea had seen Torres lose his place in the Spain set-up over the last year, but the striker earned a recall to the provisional 30-man squad for Brazil 2014 that coach Vicente del Bosque named earlier this month. And Torres was also one of the players retained by Del Bosque on Sunday for their upcoming pre-World Cup friendly with Bolivia, giving the 30-year-old a chance to further press his claims for a spot on the plane to Brazil.

    The former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker, who scored in the finals of both UEFA EURO 2008 and EURO 2012, told the Spanish press on Monday: "It's very nice to be back with the national team. I've gone a year without being with La Roja, since the Confederations Cup.

    "I knew that anything could happen. Yesterday I was only hoping to hear my name. I knew that I could've been here or not, but now I have a better chance of being in Brazil.

    "It's been a difficult year but I finished the season very well. I'm grateful for the words of Vicente, who has valued my performances in the final phases. Now to fight during these days to be in the final list for Brazil."

    While Torres was included in Del Bosque's 19-man squad for the game against Bolivia, three of his main rivals for a striking berth were left out, with Alvaro Negredo and Fernando Llorente omitted along with the injured Diego Costa. Del Bosque was quick to point out that the World Cup door is not closed to any player, but Torres knows that he now has a great chance this week to steal a march on his rivals.

    "This list is for the game against Bolivia," said Torres. "We need to take advantage this week, enjoy it and hopefully we can be in the final list. It is a big step to be here but in football, until things are done and dusted, anything can happen.

    "There's always been a lot of competition here since the 2008 European Championships: [Fernando] Morientes, Raul, [David] Villa, [Roberto] Soldado, Negredo, now Costa...The level is very high, but we're not rivals, we're team-mates and whoever is chosen to play has the support of everyone."

    Torres links up with his national team on the back of what has been a mixed season for Chelsea. The Blues have enjoyed plenty of success over the last decade but suffered a rare barren year in 2013/14 under returning coach Jose Mourinho, although they did finish third in the Premier League and reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

    "It's been a strange year overall, one of transition at the club," said Torres, who scored 11 times for Chelsea last season. "We've been close in everything but in the end we've not managed to get anything after several years of winning titles.

    "On a personal level, it's been the same. But to be here [with Spain] is a great prize. I've played less minutes than in other seasons and, maybe, that could be good to be better physically. I feel very good. I'm happy and looking forward to getting started."

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    Costa's World Cup dreams in danger

    Diego Costa's hopes of being named in Spain's FIFA World Cup™ squad remain in the balance after being told his hamstring injury needs around two weeks' rest. According to reports in Spain, the Atletico Madrid striker underwent tests at the Clinica Cemtro de Madrid on Monday morning after lasting less than ten minutes of Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid.

    After the tests, doctor Pedro Guillen told Cadena Cope radio that the 25-year-old had suffered a grade one tear in the femoral biceps of his right leg and would need to rest for 15 days before the injury is re-evaluated.

    "Diego Costa is still carrying the injury, a micro-tear in the hamstring," Guillen, who examined the player, was quoted as saying by the Spanish press. That would rule Costa out of Spain's pre-World Cup friendlies against Bolivia and El Salvador and has cast further doubts over the striker's chances of going to Brazil.

    Although Spain's first Group B match is not until 13 June, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Sunday that he would like all of his players to be fit by the time he has to send his final 23-man squad list to FIFA on 2 June. "We don't know the physical state of everyone and until June 2 we are not obliged to give the list to FIFA," Del Bosque said. "We would like that on the second everybody who has been called up can train. The World Cup starts against Holland and we want everyone to be ready to go."

    Whether Del Bosque will be willing to take a risk on Costa remains to be seen. The Spain coach has plenty of attacking options to choose from, but Costa has undoubtedly had the best season of any of them.

    The Brazil-born forward, who committed his allegiance to Spain last year and made his debut for the reigning world and European champions this March, scored 36 goals in all competitions to help Atletico win their first Spanish La Liga title since 1996 and also reach the Champions League final.

    Costa has been struggling with injury for the last few weeks of the season, though, and he limped out of Atletico's final league game against Barcelona the weekend before last with a hamstring problem. Against expectations, Costa managed to make Atletico's starting line-up for this weekend's Champions League final, but was able to play just nine minutes of the 4-1 defeat before having to be replaced.

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    Del Bosque will wait on Costa fitness

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will give Diego Costa as long as he can before deciding on whether or not to include the injured Atletico Madrid striker in his FIFA World Cup™ squad.

    Costa is suffering from a hamstring tear that is set to sideline him for at least a fortnight and has cast serious doubts on whether he will be part of Spain's title defence in Brazil.

    A fully-fit Costa would likely have been a certainty for the World Cup after a stunning season with Atletico, but Del Bosque has said he would like all his players to be fit and ready to train by the time he has to send his final 23-man squad list to FIFA on 2 June.

    That leaves Costa with little room for manoeuvre, but Del Bosque is ready to be patient with the Brazil-born hitman.

    "We don't know any more about Diego Costa than what was in the medical report. He has a muscular injury and we're monitoring his recovery; we will wait until the last minute before making our decision," Del Bosque told Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

    "The other day I said that I would like all the players to be in good condition by 2 June, but that doesn't mean that I cannot make an exception.

    "We're not doing this on a whim, we have until the second to give the list of 23 and we don't have to rush things. I hope he makes it, but we have good alternatives." The Spain coach added: "All of the national team squads are difficult to select. We will try to take the best decision for the country."

    The Brazil-born forward, who committed his allegiance to Spain last year and made his debut for the reigning world and European champions this March, scored 36 goals in all competitions to help Atletico win their first Primera Division title since 1996 and also reach the UEFA Champions League final.

    Costa has been struggling with injury for the last few weeks of the season, though, and he limped out of Atletico's final league game against Barcelona the weekend before last with a hamstring problem.

    Against expectations, Costa managed to make Atletico's starting line-up for last weekend's Champions League final, but was able to play just nine minutes of the 4-1 defeat before having to be replaced.

    Spain play two warm-up matches against Bolivia (30 May) and El Salvador (7 June) before beginning their FIFA World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on Friday 13 June.

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    Del Bosque hopeful over Costa and Navas

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said Thursday he was optimistic that injured duo Diego Costa and Jesus Navas would both be fit in time for the FIFA World Cup™.

    "The prospects appear to be good," Del Bosque said at a press conference on the eve of Friday's friendly with Bolivia in Sevilla. "On Friday the pair of them will undergo tests. Diego will have a radiology test, as for Jesus he seems to be fine. We will evaluate their conditions and take a decision Saturday morning,"

    Atletico Madrid striker Costa has battled an ongoing hamstring problem that limited him to just nine minutes in last weekend's UEFA Champions League final defeat to city rivals Real Madrid, a week after he was forced off 15 minutes into his side's title decider with Barcelona.

    The head doctor of the clinic where the Spain team sent Costa for a scan warned on Monday that he would require at least two weeks of rest before he could return to action. Meanwhile, Manchester City winger Navas has been sidelined with an ankle injury since mid-April.

    Owing to question marks over the fitness of key players Del Bosque delayed naming his full World Cup squad last Sunday to allow himself more time to monitor their conditions.Instead he announced a list of 19 players for the World Cup holders' friendly against Bolivia, leaving out players from the two Spanish teams in last Saturday's Champions League final.

    Del Bosque said he would use his full allotment of players in Sevilla, downplaying suggestions that certain individuals would be auditioning for a seat on the plane to Brazil. "Nobody has anything to prove, the guys who are here have already shown they deserve to be here," said Del Bosque.

    Despite a busy end to the season for several of his players, Del Bosque was also upbeat about the health of his charges. "The season ends and we're asking them to give an extra effort that could last 50 days, and I hope it lasts that long," Del Bosque said. "But honestly we've found them to be in rather good shape."

    Spain face Chile, the Netherlands and Australia in World Cup Group B. Their first match pits them on 13 June against the Netherlands - their opponents in their South Africa 2010 Final triumph.

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    Costa and Torres make final Spain squad

    Diego Costa and Fernando Torres have both been included in Spain's final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, but Manchester City pair Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas were left out.

    The Spanish Football Federation announced on Saturday that both strikers had made the cut and were in Vicente Del Bosque's 23-man party for Brazil.

    Costa was an injury doubt with a hamstring tear after lasting less than ten minutes for Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final last Saturday, and still faces a race against time to be fit for Spain's first game, against the Netherlands, on 13 June.

    Torres has experienced a tough season for Chelsea, but scored from the penalty spot during La Roja’s 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia on Friday night.

    It meant no place for Negredo, while Navas was also left disappointed, along with the likes of Fernando Llorente, Ander Iturraspe, Alberto Moreno and Daniel Carvajal.

    Torres' club-mate, Cesar Azpilicueta, Santi Cazorla of Arsenal, Juan Mata and David de Gea of Manchester United, and City's David Silva, were all included, however.

    Chile and Australia are the other two teams in the defending champions' group.

    Spain squad

    Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United)
    Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
    Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Manchester United), David Silva (Manchester City)
    Forwards: Pedro (Barcelona), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

    * Squad lists are only official once they have been confirmed and published by FIFA on 5 June at 12:00 CET.

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    Costa reveals friendly hopes

    Diego Costa is targeting a return to action in Spain's final pre-2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ friendly against El Salvador next weekend as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury. It was touch and go whether Costa would be part of Spain's World Cup plans due to the injury which forced him out of Atletico Madrid's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid after just nine minutes.

    However, the Brazil-born striker was included in Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad for this summer's tournament on Saturday and, after confirming his recovery is going well, Costa is now hoping to feature at some point against El Salvador in America next Saturday.

    He told Marca: "I'm very well. I've been working over the last few days with the physios and rehabilitation staff and I feel very well. From tomorrow I will start working with the rest of the team under the orders of Vicente del Bosque. I hope to be able to have some minutes in next week's game against El Savador in Washington."

    Costa played two friendlies for Brazil last year but ended up committing his international allegiance to Spain, with whom he made his debut against Italy earlier this year. After being confirmed in Del Bosque's squad for the World Cup, the 25-year-old said: "I'm very pleased. It's a very happy day for me. I was really hoping to go to the World Cup in Brazil."

    Holders Spain begin their World Cup defence against Holland on 13 June in what is a repeat of the 2010 final, which La Furia Roja won 1-0 after extra-time.

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    Spain's Juanfran ready for Brazil

    Spain right-back Juanfran said Tuesday he's recovered from an ankle injury and "100 per cent" healthy for his country's FIFA World Cup™ title defence in Brazil.

    "I don't have any problem, and I am 100 per cent with the team," Juanfran said at a press conference in Washington, where Spain will train for two weeks before heading to Brazil.

    The Spain and Atletico Madrid defender suffered a sprained right ankle in the UEFA Champions League final that Atletico lost to Real Madrid on 24 May.

    Juanfran said the painful injury left him limping, but the 29-year-old said he was now recovered and had told Spain coach Vicente del Bosque "when you need me, I'll be there and I'll do my best".

    "I've had difficult moments in my career and I've overcome them -- this is one more," Juanfran said, adding that Spain's physios "take good care of me".

    The Spanish squad arrived on Monday at the USA capital, where on Saturday they'll play El Salvador in a World Cup warm-up friendly.

    Spain face Chile and Australia in World Cup Group B along with the Netherlands -- the opponents in their 2010 World Cup final triumph. They will open their campaign against the Dutch on 13 June.

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