- Spain have released their 2018 final 23 man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia
- Chelsea duo, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have both been left out of the party
- Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin was also another surprise omission from the list
Chelsea duo, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas have both been left out of Spain's World Cup squad that was released today, May 21.
Arsenal ace Hector Bellerin was also omitted from La Roja's squad list but team-mate Nacho Monreal and Blues star Cesar Azpilicueta get the nod.
Manchester United keeper David De Gea and City midfielder David Silva are also named in Spain manager Julen Lopetegui's 23-man party.
25-year-old Morata who was omitted from the just released list was Golden Boot runner-up with three goals at Euro 2016.
But he has struggled since his £60m switch from Real Madrid last summer.
Fabregas, 31, as well as Arsenal right-back Bellerin, 23, were the biggest casualties in the list despite having featured for Spain in previous competitions.
Keepers: De Gea, Kepa and Reina
Defenders: Carvajal, Odriozola, Pique, Ramos, Nacho, Azpilicueta, Alba, Monreal
Midfielders: Busquets, Saul, Iniesta, Thiago, Koke, Silva
Forwards: Isco, Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Aspas
NAIJ.com previously reported that AS Roma star midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been left out of Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad under unclear circumstances.
According to Sky Sports, the star player who scored a brace in Roma's Champions League semi-final clash against Liverpool will not make the final squad that will travel to Russia for the global football tournament.
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