17 May, 2016 @ 14:30
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Costa and Torres among those dropped from Spain Euro 2016 squad

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costaSPAIN Manager Vicente del Bosque has dropped three established names from his preliminary Euro 2016 squad.

As the country looks to defend their European Championship crown, the legendary manager has left Diego Costa, Juan Mata and Fernando Torres off of his list.

The reigning champions will be looking to make up for their 2014 World Cup failure, where they failed to get out of the group stage.

Chelsea striker Costa has been replaced by 35-year-old Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz, who has made only three international appearances since his 2010 debut.

The news comes off the back of a tough season for Costa, who only scored three league goals before Mourinho´s end.

Those preferred to Manchester United´s Juan Mata include David Silva, Cesc Fabregas and Isco.

Arsenal´s Santi Cazorla is also absent from the list following time out for his knee injury.

Cazorla and Costa’s absence means the squad has five Premier League representatives as Silva and Fabregas join Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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