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Spain Under-21 squad announced

Spain Under-21 squad announced

Luis De la Fuente has named his squad for the upcoming under-21 European Championship qualifiers as Spain take on Albania and Iceland.

There are no Barcelona youngsters in the squad, although Sergi Palencia is on loan at Bordeaux from the Catalans, with only one player from Real Madrid, Jesus Vallejo, featuring in the final 21-man squad.

No less than 18 teams are represented in the squad from seven different leagues including the top flights in Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

Basque rivals Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao each have two players in the squad with Villarreal the only other side to have more than one player involved.

None of the players in the squad are receiving their first call up but it is still a relatively inexperienced team compared to the side that reached the final of the last Euros in Poland when La Rojita lost 1-0 to Germany.

Spain Under-21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Antonio Sivera (Alaves), Dani Martin (Sporting Gijon)

Defenders: Pol Lirola (Sassuolo), Sergi Palencia (Bordeaux)*, Unai Nunez (Athletic Bilbao), Jorge Mere (Koln), Jesus Vallejo (Real Madrid), Aaron Martin (Mainz)**, Jose Angel (PSV Eindhoven)

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Midfielders: Fabian Ruiz (Napoli), Marc Roca (Espanyol), Igor Zubeldia (Real Sociedad), Pape Cheikh Diop (Lyon), Pablo Fornals (Villarreal), Alfonso Pedraza (Villarreal), Carlos Soler (Valencia)

Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb), Rafa Mir (Las Palmas)***, Borja Mayoral (Levante)****

* on loan from Barcelona

** on loan from Espanyol

*** on loan from Wolves

**** on loan from Real Madrid