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Luis Enrique rings the changes for Spain

AFP  |  Madrid 

named a much-changed squad on Friday as Isco, and were all left out while the 33-year-old earned a surprise recall.

Eight players were recalled to the squad with Navas, Sergi Gomez, Juan Bernat, Fabian Ruiz, Dani Parejo, Sergio Canales, and all coming in.

Among those to miss out were Isco, who will be hoping for more games under new Zinedine Zidane, as well as Atletico Madrid pair Saul and

play two qualifiers for later this month. They are at home to on March 23 before playing away in on March 26.

will be looking for a response after endured a disappointing end to their campaign at the end of last year, when losses to England and saw them miss out on the semi-finals.

Navas has not appeared for the national team since October 2013 but the former Manchester City has been in excellent form for this season. was also included following his strong start at Atletico and was joined by fellow forwards Marco Asensio, Rodrigo, Muniain and Mata. and are both injured.


Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pau Lopez Defenders: Jesus Navas, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Ramos, Mario Hermoso, Inigo Martinez, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo, Dani Ceballos, Fabian Ruiz, Forwards: Marco Asensio, Rodrigo, Alvaro Morata, Iker Muniain,

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:00 IST