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Spain leave out Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas

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Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas have both been left out of Spain's 23-man squad, and will not be going to the World Cup, however both Fernando Torres and Diego Costa have been named despite their current situations.

Costa's worst fears of a hamstring tear were confirmed when he lasted less than 10 minutes for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final last week, despite his club previously doing everything possible to help him recover properly from the injury in just one week. 

Costa faces a race against time to be fit for Spain’s first game against Holland in just under a fortnight. It's clear that Vincente Del Bosque really has taken his chances in naming Costa, and surely must be optimistic.

Torres has been through a real tough patch this season with Chelsea once again, but scored from the spot in the 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia on Friday night, after missing a sitter in the match that is.

Jesus Navas, Manchester City's pacey winger will also miss out, as will Alvaro Negredo, with the only explanations being that Del Bosque went for experience, and they just didn't have enough to make the big time yet. 

The Manchester City duo weren't the only ones disappointed, with Fernando Llorente (Juventus), Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao), Alvaro Moreno (Sevilla) and Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) all big names who are also cut from the squad.

On a brighter note though, there were a quintet named from the Premier League along with the aforementioned Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Juan Mata and David De Gea (Manchester United) were all included.

Here is Vincente Del Bosque's 23-man party; see what you think.

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)

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