Quartet of Chelsea Players Snubbed from Spain World Cup Roster

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Spain has unveiled the official team roster that is set to compete for the 2018 World Cup in Russia next month, and there are some notable absentees. Among the most glaring cuts are a quartet of Chelsea men- midfielder Cesc Fabregas, forward Pedro, striker Alvaro Morata and wing back Marcos Alonso.

Although Morata has struggled with injuries and had an ineffective club season, he was a key cog for Spain during qualifiers, as he contributed five goals. Nevertheless, Coach Julen Lopetegui decided to go in a different direction. Other notable snubs included Napoli’s Jose Callejoin and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.

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Spain is expected to be among the World Cup front-runners, as their roster boasts six members of Real Madrid, the club aiming for their third straight Champions League title, and fourth in five years, on Saturday. The full roster is listed out below, take note of that very impressive and imposing midfield position group.

2018 Spain World Cup Squad 

Attack: Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Iago Aspas, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio

Midfield: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Isco, Saul Niguel, Thiago Alcantara, Koke, David Silva

Defense: Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho, Alvaro Odriozola, Jordi Alba, Nacho Monreal, Dani Carvajal

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pepe Reina

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