Costa back for Spain

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has earned a recall to the Spain squad for matches against England and Belgium next week.

Costa was dropped for Spain’s games against Luxembourg and Ukraine in October, with Coach Vicente del Bosque taking a swipe at his behaviour during Chelseas 2-0 win against Arsenal, but he is back in an otherwise-unchanged La Roja attack.

Elsewhere, Mikel San Jose and Andres Iniesta return after recent injuries, but there is still no place for Athletic Bilbao hitman Aritz Aduriz, who scored his 100th goal for the Basques against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.

Spain host England on November 13, before travelling to Belgium four days later.

Goalkeepers: Casillas (Porto), De Gea (Manchester United), Rico (Sevilla)

Defenders: Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Mario (Villarreal), Pique (Barcelona), Bartra (Barcelona), Ramos (Real Madrid), Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Alba (Barcelona)

Midfielders: Busquets (Barcelona), San Jose (Athletic Bilbao), Cazorla (Arsenal), Cesc (Chelsea), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Thiago (Bayern Munich) Iniesta (Barcelona)

Forwards: Pedro (Chelsea), Mata (Manchester United), Morata (Juventus), Alcacer (Valencia), Costa (Chelsea), Isco (Real Madrid), Nolito (Celta Vigo)

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