Xabi out of Spain team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will miss Spain’s Confederations Cup football trip due to a groin injury.

Alonso has struggled with injuries in the second-half of the season and has not been given the all-clear by Madrid’s doctors to take part in the competition which starts June 15.
Also left out of the team were mid-fielders Benat Extebarria and Javi Garcia as Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque released the final 23-man squad on Sunday.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)
Defenders: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal/ England), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa (all Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets,  Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich).

Forwards: Juan Mata, Fernando Torres (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Pedro, David Villa (Barcelona), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Roberto Soldado (Valencia) .

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