Santi Cazorla recalled to Spain squad

Villarreal playmaker Santi Cazorla has been named in the Spanish national team for the Euro 2020 qualifiers next month.

The 34-year-old has not been selected for his country since 2015, having been sidelined for 668 days during a two-year period in which he had 11 operations on his knee, foot and ankle.

Spain begin their Euro 2020 qualification away to the Faroe Islands on 7 June, before hosting Sweden on 10 June in Madrid.

Cazorla has scored 14 goals in 77 games for Spain, with his last appearance for the Furia Roja coming in a 2-0 friendly win over England back in November 2015, in which he scored.

The experienced midfielder joined Villarreal from Arsenal on a free transfer last summer and helped them avoid relegation from La Liga this season by scoring four goals and added 10 assists prior to their final game this weekend.

Luis Enrique has selected the following players for his Spain squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau Lopez (Real Betis)

Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Iñigo Martínez (Athletic Bilbao), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), José Luis Gayà (Valencia), Jesús Navas (Sevilla)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodr (Atlético Madrid), Dani Parejo (Valencia), Isco (Real Madrid), Fabián Ruiz (Napoli), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)

Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rodrigo (Valencia), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Álvaro Morata (Atlético Madrid)