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Keeper Kepa and five outfield players: Spain build “parallel squad “

Luis Enrique prepares for the real thing

Spain can breathe a sigh of relief for now, after Sergio Busquets’ positive Coronatest no one else has been added. Nevertheless, the Iberians are tinkering with a parallel squad, which now also includes Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa.

Luis Enrique had already ordered Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds United), Pablo Fornals (West Ham United), Carlos Soler (FC Valencia), Brais Mendez (Celta Vigo) and 35-year-old Raul Albiol (Villarreal) to the former world champions’ base camp in Las Rozas on Monday.

Kepa, who already has eleven caps for the Seleccion, was not originally nominated as he was ousted by Edouard Mendy at Chelsea. The 26-year-old has made just seven league appearances and one Champions League appearance for the Blues.

The Iberians face Sweden (Monday, 9 p.m.), Poland (19.6.) with world footballer Robert Lewandowski and Slovakia (23.6.) in Group E in Seville.