Del Bosque: Pedro could get call-up

MADRID - Barcelona forward Pedro could be in line for a call-up to the national team and a place in the squad for next year's World Cup, according to Spain coach Vicente del Bosque.

Asked in an interview with Marca sports daily published on Tuesday whether the 22-year-old Pedro could feature in South Africa, Del Bosque said he had as much chance as similar players like Jesus Navas of Sevilla and Valencia's Pablo Hernandez.

"We have six months to make the decision that we believe is the best for the national team," Del Bosque said. Pedro scored the equaliser in Barca's 2-1 comeback win over Estudiantes in the final of the Club World Cup on Saturday.