It is D-Day for 16 European teams to announce their squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championships. Spain manager Vicente del Bosque followed suit and revealed the names of the 23 players who will be travelling to Ukraine and Poland to defend the title. Seven Barca players made the cut including Pedro who after an injury-marred season did enough in the last stint to convince del Bosque of his abilities. Accompanying Pedro will be his teammates midfielders – Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc and Busquets – defender Pique and goalkeeper Valdes. Barca yet again was the club with the most members in the national team. That number would most likely have been NINE if not for injuries to David Villa and Carles Puyol.
Spain kick off their Euro campaign on June 10 against Italy, later facing Republic of Ireland and Croatia respectively in the other Group C clashes.
Full squad after the jump.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)
Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Jordi Alba (Valencia), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao)
Midfielders: Xavi (Barcelona), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), David Silva (Manchester City), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Forwards: Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Pedro (Barcelona), Fernando Llorente (Atheltic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla)
Photo credit: REUTERS/Felix Ordonez