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Jordi Alba returns to the core of Spanish national team for match against Croatia

Jordi Alba should re Spanish international call. The flankverdediger of FC Barcelona was first called up by Luis Enrique, who La Roja in the summer under his wing.

Alba and Enrique worked between 2014 and 2017 together successfully in Barcelona, but the Spanish national team, the 29-year-old defender by Enrique since the disappointing world cup (Spain was in the eighth finals against host country Russia) overlooked.

The 66-fold international (8 goals) is now in the squad for the Nations Leaguematch against runner up at the worlds in Croatia (15 november in Zagreb), and the practice duel against Bosnia (november 18, in Las Palmas).

Celta midfielder Brais Méndez and Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso are new faces.

The selection:

Goalkeepers: David De Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau Lopez (Betis)

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Jose Luis Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Jonny Otto (Wolverhampton)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto (FC Barcelona), Pablo Fornals (Villarreal), Rodrigo, Saul (Atlético Madrid), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Brais Méndez (Celta Vigo), Isco (Real Madrid)

Attackers: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Suso (AC Milan), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) (belga)

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