The “other” Spain
Spain will go to Brazil with 23 men willing to give their all to defend the World title. They will 23 footballers of the highest level who will have an arduous task before them. However, out of those players, There will be others who will not be able to attend despite having more than deserved it.. The high competition in their positions is the main reason for their absences, absences that surely would not occur in any other selection. Thus, What we consider today in Colgados por el Fútbol is what “other” Spain will be left out.
In the goal things seem clear. Pepe Reina, Iker Casillas and Víctor Valdés are permanent, reason that will provide goalkeepers like Diego López, Roberto or David de Gea do not go, a difficult choice without a doubt.
In defence, It seems clear that Piqué, Ramos, the blackboard, Jordi Alba or Raúl Albiol are permanent plus the possibly last-minute inclusion of Carles Puyol if he finally recovers from his knee injury. This will allow central defenders like Mikel San José to be left out., Marc Bartra or Inigo Martinez. There will also be several laterals who will not be able to attend. Of Beauty, Montoya, Alberto Moreno, Juanfrán or Monreal could have to watch the World Cup on TV.
Of course, where the strongest is “other” Spain is in the middle. Knock Isco out of action, Thiago, Boil (No matter how well he does it, it seems difficult for him to take Javi Martínez's job, Alonso, Silva, Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi o Cazorla o Mata), Mario Suárez or Asier Illarramendi seems like a sin but Spain has the best midfield in the world both in quality and quantity.
The area above would not be weak either.. It is possible according to the states that Del Bosque opts for Negredo, Diego Costa, Villa and Fernando Llorente. This is equivalent to leaving Torres out., Soldier, Morata and a long list of good attackers. Definitely, All of them important names who, together in the same team, would reach very high levels and would in themselves be contenders to win any championship., including, the world Cup.