The FIFA World Cup is just 24 days away and teams are beginning to release their 23-man squads ahead of the opener on June 14.
Gareth Southgate has already announced the team he wants to bring to Russia this summer, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek getting the nod over some experienced names like Jack Wilshere.
Now, arguably one of the favourites to win the tournament next month, Spain, have had their squad leaked by Spanish radio station Cope and once again, some big names are missing from the team sheet.
According to the leak, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata will miss out in favour of Rodrigo and Iago Aspas.
While teammate Cesc Fabregas will also not feature.
Rumours that Morata WON'T be in Spain's World Cup squad.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) May 20, 2018
Another Chelsea player who is set to feature is Cesar Azpilicueta, but Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin will reportedly not make the squad.
Here is the full leak:
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Kepa and Reina.
Defenders: Carvajal, Odriozola, Piqué, Ramos, Nacho, Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso.
Midfielders: Busquets, Saúl, Iniesta, Thiago, Koke and Isco.
Forwards: Silva, Asensio, Lucas Vázquez, Diego Costa, Rodrigo and Aspas.
Leaked Spain 23-man squad for World Cup, according to SuperDeporte.
No Morata, Bellerin or Ander Herrera. pic.twitter.com/sPgUamhUdS
— Gilles (@GrimandiTweets) May 21, 2018
Spain squad announcement is currently expected to be on Monday 21 May (around 2pm UK time). Morata, Azpi, Pedro, Cesc and Alonso waiting for that one.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 16, 2018
Spain’s squad announcement is currently expected to be on Monday 21 May at around 2pm UK time.
Who will make the cut?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Very unlikely for Morata to make the Spain World cup squad.
— Abdul (@Iam_Abdulaxis) May 20, 2018