Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Record scorer Villa gets first Spain call-up since 2014


FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, New York City FC's David Villa celebrates his goal as he runs past Orlando City's Leo Pereira, left, in an MLS soccer game in Orlando, Fla. David Villa has been called up by Spain for the first time since the 2014 World Cup, giving the country’s record scorer a chance to add to his 59 international goals.


MADRID (AP) — Veteran Striker David Villa was summoned by Spain on Friday for the first time since the 2014 World Cup, and became the first Major League Soccer player to join the national squad.


The 35-year-old New York City FC striker was included in a 26-man squad by coach Julen Lopetegui that will host Italy on Sept. 2 and visit Liechtenstein on Sept. 5 in another World Cup qualifier.


Villa fills the void among the strikers left by Diego Costa, who hasn’t played for Chelsea and is in his native Brazil after being told he is not part of the English team’s plans.


Forwards: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Victor “Vitolo” Machin (Las Palmas), David Villa (New York City).




READ MORE (WTOP)


  • Reborn David Villa feeling alive in MLS after return to Spain squadDaily Mail
  • David Villa: Veteran striker named in Spain squad for first time in three yearsBBC Sport
  • Villa's shock Spain return cheers GuardiolaAOL UK
  • MLS superstar David Villa gets recalled to Spain national team at 35 years oldCBSSports.com
  • Record scorer Villa gets first Spain call-up since 2014 World CupThe Daily Star
  • Spain call up New York City's David Villa three years after last appearanceThe Guardian
  • David Villa makes surprise return to Spain squadThe Indian Express
  • David Villa says he's 'always dreams' of playing for Spain, enjoying 'great ...ESPN FC
  • Villa back for Spain World Cup qualifiersgulfnews.com


This post first appeared on The 5th News, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Record scorer Villa gets first Spain call-up since 2014

×

Subscribe to The 5th News

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×