No Maniche for Portugal, and no Raúl for Spain. Earlier this week, La Furia Roja manager Luis Aragonés released his final List of 23 who will be travelling to SwissAustria in June and as expected, Real Madrid’s captain was not selected. The feud between Aragonés and Raúl has been going on for quite some time now, and not even Raúl’s return to form these recent years could convince the Spanish manager to bring him back.
Other notable absentees are Real Madrid’s Guti and Valencia’s Joaquín. This year’s pichichi on the other hand (Mallorca’s Daniel Guiza) earned his call-up through boatloads of goals, and will participate in the Euro expedition.
If you want to further discuss the selections, check out BigSoccer.com’s forum thread here.
Here’s the full list:
|Iker Casillas||Real Madrid|
|José Manuel Reina||Liverpool|
|Sergio Ramos||Real Madrid|
|Rubén de La Red||Getafe|