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Vicente Del Bosque has announced his final 23-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament.
The Spain boss had initially announced 19 names of the final 23-man squad on Tuesday, and following the UEFA Champions League final between the Madrid giants, the final four players were announced from the two teams: Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez, with Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran and Koke.
Real’s Isco and Atletico’s Saul Niguez both have been omitted from the final squad, whereas Los Blancos’ fullback Dani Carvajal also misses out due to the muscle injury he picked up in the UCL final in Milan.
Carvajal expressed his disappointment by saying: “I feel pretty angry all over. You fight for two years to get into the squad, and I feel disappointed for myself with the bad luck I have had. I was out of the last squad, then worked very hard to get into the preliminary squad, and now look… I am injured and I can only wish good luck to the rest of the them.”
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin received a late call-up to replace the injured Carvajal, thanks to the 21-year-old’s great season with the Gunners in the Premier League.
Del Bosque explained his selection by stating: “We knew that we had to drop several players and I can only take 23. I wanted to balance the squad and I think I’ve chosen the best. With these 23 players we are covered.”
The final 23-man squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David De Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla)
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Bruno (Villarreal), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Pedro (Chelsea), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Nolito (Celta Vigo)
Forwards: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao), Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid), Alvaro Morata (Juventus)