Spain Announce Euro 2012 Squad: 5 Most Unlucky Players to Miss out

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Spain Announce Euro 2012 Squad: 5 Most Unlucky Players to Miss out
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Spain’s headline news this Sunday is that Fernando Torres has made the cut for Vicente del Bosque’s 23-man squad for this summer’s European Championships.

To recap, here is the full selection:

 

Goalkeepers

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina, (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)

 

Defenders

Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao)

 

Midfielders

Xavi (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea)

 

Forwards

Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Pedro (Barcelona), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla)

 

The most glaring omission from the list is Valencia’s Roberto Soldado, who, in the absence of David Villa through injury, many saw as a potential replacement.

The injured Villa, Carlos Puyol (Barcelona) and Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao) notwithstanding, let’s look at five players who were unlucky to miss out on selection this time around.

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