Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fàbregas and Pedro Rodríguez have all been named in the 30-strong provisional list of players in the Spanish squad for the 2014 World Cup. On May 25, manager Vicente del Bosque will need to cut that number down to 23 as he bids to make Spain only the third team ever to retain the title.
Barça, with seven players, is the most represented club in the list (the two Madrid clubs have four each). Of the seven, only Jordi Alba has no previous experience of the World Cup Finals, although he was in the winning squad at Euro 2012. The complete list of 30 is as follows
Casillas (R Madrid), Reina (Napoli), De Gea (Manchester United), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Piqué (Barça), Sergio Ramos (R Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barça), Alberto Moreno (Sevilla), Javi Martínez (Bayern), Albiol (Napoli), Juanfran (Atlético), Carvajal (R Madrid), Busquets (Barça), Xabi Alonso (R Madrid), Koke (Atlético), Iturraspe (Athletic Bilbao), Xavi (Barça), Thiago (Bayern), Pedro (Barça), Navas (Manchester City), Silva (Manchester City), Cesc (Barça), Mata (Manchester United), Cazorla (Arsenal), Iniesta (Barça), Diego Costa (Atlético), Villa (Atlético), Torres (Chelsea), Negredo (Manchester City) i Llorente (Juventus).