The head coach of the Spain national football team Julen Lopetegui announces the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia of the following players:
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic), David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli).
Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Dani Carvajal (Real), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Nacho (Real), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real).
Midfielders: Isco (Real), Thiago (Bayern), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul (Atletico), Asensio (Real), Koke (Atletico).
Forwards: David Silva (Manchester City), Iago Aspas (Celta), Diego Costa (Atletico), Rodrigo (Valencia), Lucas Vazquez (Real).
The head coach of the team has purposefully updated and rejuvenated his team. Many honored and starry Spanish football players received no call into the national team for the World Cup. For example, Cesc Fabregas, Marc Bartra, Juan Mata, Pedro Rodriguez and others weren't invited.
Lopetegui, certainly, has such a right. With him the Spain national team shows beautiful attacking football, wins over one opponent after the next. The team base traditionally consists of football players of three leading Spanish clubs — Real, Atletico and Barcelona.