FIFA World Cup

De Gea, Ramos, Alcantara ignored as Spain name World Cup squad

Spain manager Luis Enrique has named his 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with David De Gea, Sergio Ramos and Thiago Alcantara notable names missing on the list.

All three players boost of experience and have been a significant part of the Spanish national team over the last decade but Luis Enrique has other options in a youth.


Athletico Bilbao shot-stopper Unai Simmons is favoured to start as Spain’s first choice goalkepeer at the World Cup but will face competition from Roberto Sanchez (Brighton) and David Raya (Brentford).


Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea
Hugo Guillamon Valencia
Pau Torres Villarreal
Eric Garcia Barcelona
Jose Gaya Valencia
Dani Carvajal Real Madrid
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Aymeric Laporte Manchester City



Sergio Busquets Barcelona
Marcos Llorente Atletico Madrid
Pedri Barcelona
Rodri Manchester City
Koke Atletico Madrid
Gavi Barcelona
Carlos Soler PSG



Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid
Yeremy Pino Villarreal
Ferran Torres Barcelona
Marco Asensio Real Madrid
Pablo Sarabia PSG
Dani Olmo RB Leipzig
Nico Williams Athletic Bilbao
Ansu Fati Barcelona


Spain will play in Group E at the 2022 World Cup against Germany, Japan and Costa Rica.

2010 FIFA World Cup Champions Spain will be making their 12th FIFA World Cup appearance when the tournament gets underway In Qatar on November 20.

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