the republic logo

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque picks 2 newcomers for matches against Costa Rica and Belarus


MADRID — Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included two newcomers in his squad for upcoming internationals against Costa Rica and Belarus.

Sergio Rico, a 21-year-old goalkeeper, and 25-year-old midfielder Aleix Vidal were both added to the squad on Tuesday. Both play for Sevilla, which will play in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara was left out because he is still recovering from a muscle injury.

Spain will play a friendly against Costa Rica on June 11 in Leon, Spain, and a European Championship qualifying match at Belarus three days later.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.