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Wednesday May 8 2013
Diego Lopez in Spain contention

Iker Casillas could reportedly face up to Real Madrid teammate Diego Lopez for a place at the Confederations Cup this summer.

Speculation is that Lopez is in contention for a return to the national team in time for their trip out to Brazil this June.

The 31-year-old, who has been selected at Madrid ahead of a fit-again Casillas reputedly as the result of Jose Mourinho’s poor relationship with Casillas, is seen as in with a chance of replacing Victor Valdes, should the Barcelona goalkeeper’s injury prove serious enough.

Valdes skipped Barca’s weekend game at home to Real Betis with a foot injury that has so far kept him from returning to training and had La Roja’s staff on alert.

The situation could open up Lopez’ return to the national team, on from his regular selection through the qualifying stages of the 2010 World Cup.

Vicente del Bosque is expected to name his 23-man squad on May 27.

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