Posted May 27, 2012

Spain announces Euro 2012 squad

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Cesc Fabregas

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is a surprise inclusion in Spain’s Euro 2012 squad, after suffering an injury in Barcelona’s last game of the season. (Mike Hewitt, Getty Images)

Defending European champions Spain have named the 23-man squad that will defend their title at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

As has become standard practice, Barcelona and Real Madrid players dominate the squad, with five Real Madrid players and seven Barcelona players being selected in the team. Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is a surprise inclusion after being ruled out for 10 days with a hamstring strain, suffered in the closing stages of the Blaugrana’s 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final.

Spain opens their Euro 2012 campaign against Italy on June 10.