Spain’s Euro 2016 missing XI puts England’s Drinkwater debate into perspective

first_img Centre midfield: Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – Spain caps: 77 12 12 Centre back: Nacho (Real Madrid) – Spain caps: 4 12 12 Goalkeeper: Adrian (West Ham) – Click the arrow, right, to see the full Spain missing XI – Spain caps: 0 12 Centre forward: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – Spain caps: 10 12 12 Centre midfield: Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich) – Spain caps: 18 12 Left back: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) – Spain caps: 16 12 12 12 Substitutes: – Antonio Adan (Real Betis), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Gabi (Atletico Madrid), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), Vitolo (Sevilla), Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Paco Alcacer (Valencia). Left forward: Isco (Real Madrid) – Spain caps: 13 Centre back: Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad) – Spain caps: 1 Right forward: Juan Mata (Manchester United) – Spain caps: 41 Right back: Mario Gaspar (Villarreal) – Spain caps: 3 Centre midfield: Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid) – Spain caps: 0 The England squad was finally announced on Tuesday with the 23 players tasked with winning the European Championships revealed.While Fabian Delph’s omission was expected, there were plenty of talking points with many fans angry that Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater was left at home at the expense of players such as Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson – all of whom are fitness concerns.However, to put these tribulations into perspective, while England chose to leave out a Premier League winner from this season, Spain omitted two Champions League winners, three Champions League runners up, an FA Cup winner, a Bundesliga and German Cup winner, and a Europa League winner.Click the arrow above, right, to see the full Spain missing XI and substitutes – excluding those who were ruled out because of injury. 12last_img