Diego Costa in 23-man Spain squad

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Copa del Rey match on January 29, 2014
Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is named in Spain's final 23-man squad for the World Cup.

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has been named in the final 23-man Spain squad for the World Cup.

It had been suggested that the Brazilian-born striker would miss out on a place in Vicente del Bosque's travelling party due to a troublesome hamstring injury.

However, the 25-year-old has been included, while there is also a place in attack for Chelsea's Fernando Torres.

Manchester United duo Juan Mata and David de Gea are also in the squad, but Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal and Sevilla's Alberto Moreno miss out.

From the original 30-man squad, Ander Iturraspe, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Fernando Llorente have also been cut.


Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United)

Defenders: Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona)

Midfielders: Koke (Atletico Madrid), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), David Silva (Manchester City), Juan Mata (Manchester United), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Pedro (all Barcelona)

Forwards: Fernando Torres (Chelsea), David Villa, (Atletico Madrid), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid)

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