The FIFA World Cup is an international football tournament which takes place in every four years since it was inaugurated in 1930.
This round, the competition is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July this year. Spain as one of the World Cup winners – in 2010 – will be there looking for their second glory.
With the tournament gets closer, let’s now take a look at some best Spanish players who might not make the Julen Lopetegui’s World Cup squad.
6. Sergi Roberto – Barcelona
Roberto as a versatile player is shining at Barcelona as he is currently playing some excellent football. The Spaniard plays predominantly in midfield, with pace, strength rigorous work rate, power with the ball and accurate passing.
However, Roberto might be an unlucky man when it comes playing for national team. The 26-year-old is currently being used at the right-back position.
But sincerely speaking he will not receive a call-up ahead of Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta, Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriolzola and Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal.
Furthermore, Roberto still has a small chance in midfield as Thiago Alcantara, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta are all around.
Roberto has just three caps for Spain national team in which he netted one goal.
5. Juan Mata – Manchester United
Mata is one of the best skilful attacking midfielders in the Premier League and Europe. But Manchester United forward might have punched wall of several best creative players in the national team.
The 29-year-old is renowned for his passing, technique, his agile mobility and the great vision of providing assists.
Creative players like David Silva and Isco have already taken the place. Additionally, manager Lopetegui will be looking to add young players likes of Real Madrid’s Lucas Vasquez and Marco Asensio.
Mata’s last call-up in the Spain national team came in 2016.
4. Pedro Rodriguez – Chelsea
Pedro, who is turning 31 years old in July, has lastly represented his national team in 2017 in which he played 4 matches.
The Chelsea winger was dropped from the Spain squad that will play friendlies with Germany and Argentina during this international break.
Spain coach Lopetegui has revealed that Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno, Real Madrid’s Lucas Vasquez and Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso are able to play wides.
Pedro boasts 64 caps scoring 17 goals for Spain national team since he made his debut in 2010.