Just how deep is the Spanish national team. Well, Spain’s squad for the 2008 European Championships was just announced and the list of players who failed to make the cut includes Raul and Bojan Krkic.
That can happen on a squad that boasts the forward tandem of Fernando Torres and David Villa, as well as star playmaker Cesc Fabregas. Nevermind the goalkeeping tandem of Casillas and Reina. Though it should be noted that Bojan Krkic essentially begged out of the Euros because of concerns about fatigue (hey, what do you know, maybe teenage forwards with a lot of club and country responsibilities really do get tired.)
I personally would have found a place for Raul but I can see how there might be concerns about a very influential older player like Raul being a worry for a coach like Aragones, who is trying to lead a young and impressionable team.
Here is the full Spain roster:
SPAIN European Championship Roster
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Andres Palop (Sevilla)
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Raul Albiol (Valencia), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Fernando Navarro (Real Mallorca), Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool), Juanito (Real Betis)
Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), David Silva (Valencia), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Xabi Alonso (Liverpool), Ruben de la Red (Getafe), Marcos Senna (Villarreal)
Forwards: David Villa (Valencia), Daniel Guiza (Real Mallorca), Sergio Garcia (Real Zaragoza), Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
What do you think of this group? Can it win Euro? Will it shred the United States in the upcoming friendly? Share your thoughts below.