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Euro 2016: Costa, Mata fail to land place in Spain's provisional squad

Madrid: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been left out of Spain's provisional squad for Euro 2016.

Diego Costa and Juan Mata
Diego Costa and Juan Mata

Costa, who has scored 16 goals for the Blues this season, has been dogged by hamstring injuries and has not been named in Vicente del Bosque's group.

Man United midfielder Juan Mata, who has 41 caps is also omitted from the squad.

Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has also been unable to force his way into the squad, despite an impressive season with Atletico Madrid.

Torres has scored 10 goals in the last 19 games, helping Atletico to the Champions League final, but that has not been enough to earn a place.

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is another notable absentee although the uncapped pair Lucas Vazquez and Saul Niguez, of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid respectively
are included.

The line-up
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David De Gea, Sergio Rico
Defenders: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Juanfran
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Mikel San Jose, Koke, Saul Niguez, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Isco, Bruno Soriano
Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata, Aritz Aduriz, Nolito, Lucas Vazquez

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