Koke, Costa return for Spain’s friendlies against England, Belgium

Madrid, Nov 6 (IANS) Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge Resurrecion Koke and Chelsea forward Diego Costa were on Friday named in Spain’s football friendly squads against England and Belgium.

Barcelona’s midfield talisman Andres Iniesta also returns after injury, reports Efe.

Spain will face England on November 12 in Alicante and Belgium on 17 in Brussels.

The squad includes:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Porto), David de Gea (Manchester United), Sergio Rico (Sevilla).

Defenders: Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Mario Gaspar (Villarreal), Gerard Pique, Marc Bartra and Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Sergio Busquets and Iniesta (Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Alarcon Isco (Real Madrid), Mikel San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Koke (Atletico Madrid).

Forwards: Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea), Juan Mata (Manchester United) Paco Alcacer (Valencia), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Diego Costa (Chelsea) and Nolito (Celta).

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