Nacho Monreal is the main surprise in Julen Lopetegui's Spain squad for the World Cup with Alvaro Morata, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso and Vitolo all missing out.
Morata misses out despite having been an important player so far during the Lopetegui era but the way he has struggled for form this season at Chelsea has led to his omission with Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Rodrigo, the three forwards who will go to Russia.
In defence, Azpilicueta is picked along with Monreal while Betis' Marc Bartra has not been chosen and their versatility appears to have been crucial in the decision as is the case with Thiago in midfield.
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Reina and Kepa.
Defenders: Carvajal, Odriozola, Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Azpilicueta, Jordi Alba and Monreal.
Midfielders: Busquets, Saúl, Koke, Thiago, Iniesta, Silva.
Forwards: Isco, Asensio, Lucas Vázquez, Iago Aspas, Rodrigo and Diego Costa.