Diego Costa out as Nolito called up for Spain squad

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The Blues forward has been left out due to a one-game suspension, while the in-form Celta man makes it into Vicente Del Bosque's squad

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has not been called up to the Spain squad ahead of their upcoming European qualifying matches, while Celta Vigo star Nolito has made the cut.

Costa, who as not been in sparkling form for Jose Mourinho's side this season, will miss the Euro 2016 qualifying matches with Luxembourg and Ukraine, but Nolito, who has been heavily linked with a return to Barceolona recently, has been given a chance by manager Vicente Del Bosque. 

The Roja coach pointed to the Chelsea striker's one game suspension as a reason for his omission from the squad. 

"We'll count with Costa in the future, but he is banned for one match," Del Bosque said.

Alvaro Morata replaces the naturalised striker, capping off a good week for the Juventus striker as he equalled Alessandro Del Piero's record of scoring in five consecutive Champions League games for the Old Lady in the 2-0 win over Sevilla. 

Elsewhere, there are returns for Thiago and Bruno, though Andres Iniesta and Vitolo miss out through injury, though the World Cup winning coach faced questions on Koke's omission, suggesting that the Atletico Madrid midfielder has been left out so as not to aggravavate injury problems. 

"We hope Sergio Ramos to be in the best form. If not, we'll look for solutions. Koke is not yet totally fine, we didn't call him for security reasons," the former Real Madrid manager added.

Del Bosque's squad go into the latest round of qualifying fixtures with 21 points, two ahead of Slovakia at the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group C. 

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David De Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla). 

Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Marc Bartra (Barcelona), Iñigo Martínez (Athletic), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Bruno (Villarreal), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Isco (Real Madrid), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Thiago (Bayern Munich), Juan Mata (Manchester United).

Forwards: Nolito (Celta Vigo), Pedro (Chelsea), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), David Silva (Manchester City) and Paco Alcacer (Valencia).

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