Isco, Koke and Saul out as Navas returns to experimental Spain squad
Spain coach Luis Enrique has dropped Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Atletico Madrid pair Koke and Saul from his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway and Malta while handing a return to Sevilla veteran Jesus Navas.
Navas, 33, has reinvented himself in the last two campaigns as a right back since returning to Sevilla from Manchester City in 2017, and has earned a first call up to the squad since the 2014 World Cup.
Getafe striker Jaime Mata, who has helped the Madrid side make a push for Champions League qualification, has been included in the Spain squad for the first time, as has Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, Sevilla defender Sergi Gomez and Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales.
Spain open their Euro 2020 qualification campaign at home to Norway in Valencia on March 23, then visiting Malta on March 26.
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, David de Gea, Pau Lopez