Fabregas set to make Spain debut

ARSENAL’S Cesc Fabregas looks set for a senior Spain debut after being named in the squad for the friendly with the Ivory Coast in Valladolid next week.

The 18-year-old midfielder was the Gunners’ youngest-ever debutant and has become a first-team regular.

Spain coach Luis Aragones said: “Although Cesc is young, after a year and a half in the Arsenal team he has emerged as a very important player.

“He’s performed well for the under-21s and he’s also got an eye for goal.”

SPAIN SQUAD: Casillas (Real Madrid), Reina (Liverpool); Puyol (Barcelona), Marchena (Valencia), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Ibanez (Atletico Madrid), Juanito (Real Betis), Salgado (Real Madrid), Capdevila (Deportivo La Coruna); Joaquin (Real Betis), Lopez (Atletico Madrid), Luis Garcia (Liverpool), Albelda (Valencia), Alonso (Liverpool), Fabregas (Arsenal), Baraja (Valencia), Guti (Real Madrid); Torres (Atletico Madrid), Senna (Villarreal), Villa (Valencia), Morientes (Liverpool), Reyes (Arsenal).

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