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Jordi Alba and Mata in preliminary Spain squad for Olympic Games

Jordi Alba and Mata in preliminary Spain squad for Olympic Games

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Together with Javi Martinez they complete a trio of Euro 2012 champions that could take part for La Rojita in their bid to win a gold medal in London in the coming weeks

Jordi Alba, Javi Martinez and Juan Mata make up the three players from Spain's 2012 European Championship winning side who have been selected in the preliminary squad for the London Olympic football tournament.

Despite playing in every game of Euro 2012 and scoring in the final, Alba has been called up for international duty once more. Another goalscorer from that night in Kiev, Mata, is one of the players over 23 who hope to take part in the tournament along with Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez.

Reigning champion of La Liga Real Madrid is not represented at all in the selection while the club's arch rival Barcelona contribute four names in Martin Montoya, Thiago Alcantara, Cristian Tello and new signing Alba.

The Premier League boasts the most contributions of any foreign league with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea traveling with Chelsea's Oriol Romeu and Mata.

The squad will compete in friendlies against Senegal and Mexico before coach Luis Milla cuts the team down to the 18 members who will take part in the full tournament.

Spains's preliminary roster for the 2012 London Olympics:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Joel Atletico Madrid
Daivd de Gea Manchester United
Diego Marino Villarreal
Defenders:  
Mikel San Jose Athletic Bilbao
Martin Montoya Barcelona
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Alvaro Dominguez Monchengladbach
Cesar Azpilicueta Olympique Marseille
Inigo Martinez Real Sociedad
Alberto Botia Sporting Gijon
Midfielders:  
Ander Herrera Athletic Bilbao
Javi Martinez Athletic Bilbao
Koke Atletico Madrid
Thiago Alcantara Barcelona
Cristian Tello Barcelona
Oriol Romeu Chelsea
Juan Mata Chelsea
Isco Malaga
Attackers:  
Iker Muniain Athletic Bilbao
Adrian Lopez Atletico Madrid
Rodrigo Moreno Benfica
Alvaro Espanyol

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