MADRID (AP) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year's European Championship.
Del Bosque called up De Gea even though he has not played for Manchester United so far this season amid speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid. Former Madrid keeper Iker Casillas also is in the Spain squad.
Costa is in attack alongside his new Chelsea teammate Pedro Rodriguez, while Mata is in the midfield.
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Del Bosque says ''it's going to be fundamental to come away with six points'' from the two matches.
Spain is second in Group C, three points behind leader Slovakia.