Having previously competed closely with England for the title of international football's biggest underachievers, Spain have developed into the world's most dominant and impressive outfit.
With their breathtaking collective technique and admirable flair, Vicente del Bosque's men have triumphed in sublime fashion to win two consecutive European Championship crowns and one World Cup.
Given the enormity of their recent achievements, it certainly goes without saying that Spain's squad is brimming full of truly top-class talent.
As a consequence of the astonishing depth of talent available to La Roja at present, a number of players who might ordinarily enjoy long and distinguished careers at international level are not able to force themselves into the reckoning.
Here, GMS lists five of the biggest Spanish stars currently plying their trade in the English top-flight who have yet to be rewarded with a senior international cap.
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