Spain Name Mata, Riera, Busquets And Injured Stars

The only surprise that the Vicente del Bosque has sprung in his squad is to name four players who may not be able to play...
Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and David Silva have all been called into the Spain squad for the Confederations Cup by Vicente del Bosque, despite being injured.

The four players have been named so that the coach can talk to them first-hand about their injuries and have the Seleccion's medical team have a look at their knocks.

A year after winning the European Championships, Spain are due to participate in the Confederations Cup in South Africa, an event that also includes Brazil and Italy.

Del Bosque has made just five changes from the squad that won Euro 2008 with Andres Palop, Fernando Navarro, Juanito, Marcos Senna, Ruben De la Red and Sergio Garcia missing out and Diego Lopez, Sergi Busquets, Gerard Pique, Juan Mata, Albert Riera and Fernando Llorente being included.

There are few surprises and Del Bosque will test his team for the Confederations Cup, which takes place between June 14 and 28, in a friendly against Azerbaijan on June 9.

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Diego Lopez (Villarreal).

Defenders: Raul Albiol (Valencia), Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), David Silva (Valencia), Juan Mata (Valencia), Albert Riera (Liverpool).

Forwards: David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Fernando Llorente (Athletic de Bilbao).

Lucas Brown,