Sep 6, 2013 at 7.30pm UK
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Nacho Fernandez "surprised" by Spain call-up

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
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Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez admits his 'surprise' after being called into the Spain squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez has admitted that he was "surprised" to receive a call-up to the Spain squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The 23-year-old, who could make his full debut against Finland on Friday, has played six times for the Under-21 side.

"I was at home with my family when I heard. I only heard because I was bombarded with messages and whatsapps. It really was the last thing to cross my mind," he told reporters at a press conference.

"I was so surprised. I didn't believe it when I heard. It's been a gift from heaven. I haven't spoken with [Vicente] Del Bosque yet. But I am grateful for the confidence he has shown in me.

Del Bosque praised the defender when questioned on his inclusion on Tuesday.

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
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