Iker Casillas, Cesc Fabregas left out of Julen Lopetegui's first Spain squad

Casillas, Fabregas left out of Spain squad
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Iker Casillas and Cesc Fabregas are left out of Julen Lopetegui's first Spain squad, while Diego Costa and Juan Mata are recalled.

Julen Lopetegui has opted not to include Iker Casillas or Cesc Fabregas in his first squad as Spain head coach.

Porto goalkeeper Casillas has dropped out, with West Ham United's Adrian preferred, while David de Gea and Pepe Reina have been called up.

There is no place for Chelsea midfielder Fabregas, who is also struggling to get into his club team having been left out of Antonio Conte's starting XI in both recent Premier League fixtures.

Meanwhile, Fabregas's teammate Diego Costa has been recalled, along with Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.

Lopetegui, who was appointed as Vicente del Bosque's successor last month, will oversee the team play a friendly with Belgium and a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein next month.

Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
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