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Spain World Cup Squad: David De Gea Included In 30-Man Party

David de Gea has been included in Spain's World Cup squad.

Coach Vicente del Bosque announced the 30-man party, which he will whittle down to 23 before the tournament starts, with De Gea guaranteed to travel to Brazil as one of three goalkeepers.

Manchester United supporters and players' player of the season, De Gea has emerged into one of the finest 'keepers on the continent over the last 18 months.

Finally! De Gea's ascension to the senior side is long overdue

Although De Gea has never played for the senior side, he collected winner's medals at the 2011 and 2013 European Under-21 Championships. He is selected at the expense of the inured Barcelona stopper Victor Vald茅s.

De Gea is joined in the squad by club colleague Juan Mata, while Manchester City's Spanish contingent Jes煤s Navas, David Silva and 脕lvaro Negredo are also listed.

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, however, was excluded by Del Bosque after a forgettable season at White Hart Lane.

SPAIN SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United)

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Gerard Piqu茅 (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Alberto Moreno (Sevilla), Javi Mart铆nez (Bayern Munich), Ra煤l Albiol (Napoli), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Ander Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao), Xavi (Barcelona), Thiago Alc芒ntara (Bayern Munich), Pedro (Barcelona), Jes煤s Navas (Manchester City), David Silva (Manchester City), Cesc F脿bregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Manchester United), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Andr茅s Iniesta (Barcelona)

Forwards: Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), 脕lvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Fernando Llorente (Juvetus)

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