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The former national team coach has voiced his opinion that the were no reasons to make drastic alterations to the team that won the World Cup only two years ago

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Former Spain boss Javier Clemente feels that current national team coach Vicente del Bosque made the right decision in not making any significant changes to the squad that helped La Roja to glory at the 2010 World Cup.

Del Bosque announced his final 23-man squad list for Euro 2012 on Sunday, and the core of his group also featured in Spain's successful World Cup campaign two years ago.

Clemente feels that changes weren't necessary, though, as the current squad have already proven their pedigree to win trophies.

"The core of the team is still the same, with [David] Villa missing due to injury. The squad is pretty much the same, but there was no reason to make major changes. These players won the World Cup for a reason, so I didn't expect many changes," Clemente was quoted as saying by Marca.

"I had some doubts whether [Fernando] Torres would make the squad, because he didn't play much. And I was unsure who would replace [Carles] Puyol. Raul Albiol is not a bad choice, however, as there aren't too many centre-backs around."

Spain will kick off their Euro 2012 campaign against Italy on June 10 before meeting Republic of Ireland (June 14) and Croatia (June 18).

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