21st May 2018

Chelsea quartet left out of World Cup Squad

By odds24

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has included Diego Costa in his 23-man squad for the World Cup but Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been omitted.

Lopetegui chosen a squad that is a mixture of youth and experience but has left out Morata and his Chelsea team-mates Marcos Alonso, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea quartet left out of World Cup SquadMorata, who replaced Costa as Chelsea’s main striker, has endured a disappointing campaign at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Costa has thrived on his return to Atletico Madrid although he did not impress at the 2014 World Cup when Spain were knocked out at the group stage.

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has failed to earn a place in the squad but Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos have been included.

 David de Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao).
Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid).
Forwards: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Lucas Vasquez (Real Madrid).


Spain, 6/1 to win the World Cup outright following their previous success in 2010, are set to face Switzerland in a friendly on 3rd June.

They are also scheduled to play Tunisia in another friendly six days later before they face Portugal in their opening group game in Russia on 15th June.

Spain are 10/11 to beat Portugal.

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