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Last Updated: Friday, 5 May 2006, 12:26 GMT 13:26 UK
Spain announce preliminary squad
Spain coach Luis Aragones has named a 27-man preliminary squad ahead of this summer's World Cup finals in Germany.

Aragones has named seven Premiership players, with Liverpool quartet Jose Reina, Fernando Morientes, Luis Garcia and Xabi Alonso all included.

Arsenal pair Jose Antonio Reyes and Cesc Fabregas both get the nod along with Chelsea's Asier del Horno.

There was no room in the squad for Valencia winger Vicente Rodriguez or Espanyol playmaker Ivan De La Pena.


Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool), Santiago Canizares (Valencia)

Defenders: Antonio Lopez (Atletico Madrid), Pablo Ibanez (Atletico Madrid), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Juanito (Real Betis), Asier del Horno (Chelsea), Joan Capdevila (Deportivo Coruna), Michel Salgado (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Javi Venta (Villarreal)

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Jose Antonio Reyes (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Joaquin (Real Betis), Luis Garcia (Liverpool), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), David Albelda (Valencia), Ruben Baraja (Valencia), Marcos Senna (Villarreal)

Forwards: Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Morientes (Liverpool), Raul (Real Madrid), David Villa (Valencia)



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