Xavi rested for Spain friendly

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been left out of Spain's squad for next week's friendly in Puerto Rico.

Last Updated: 10/08/12 at 13:30 Post Comment

Xavi: Will not travel to Central America

Xavi: Will not travel to Central America

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The 32-year-old is one of five players from their triumphant 23-man line-up at the European Championships who will not make the trip to Central America.

Alvaro Negredo, Jordi Alba, Javi Martinez and Juan Mata will also sit out the match on August 15.

New Arsenal signing Santi Cazorla has been included while Chelsea striker Fernando Torres also retains his place.

Spain squad: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona); Alvaro Arbeloa, Raul Albiol (both Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Nacho Monreal (Malaga); Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets (both Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona); Jesus Navas (Sevilla); Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), David Silva (Manchester City), Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona).

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