Iniesta and Ramos return for Spain

MADRID - Andres Iniesta and Sergio Ramos were included in Vicente del Bosque's 24-man Spain squad on Friday for World Cup qualifiers away to Armenia and Bosnia.

Long-term injuries kept Iniesta and Ramos out of last month's victories over Belgium and Estonia, when the European champions assured themselves of the top spot in Group Five and a place in the finals in South Africa next year.

Full back Alvaro Arbeloa misses out because of a knee complaint and Athletic Bilbao's Andoni Iraola was called up as a replacement, having made his international debut last year.

Spain will be looking to maintain their 100 percent record in the group when they take on bottom-placed Armenia in Yerevan on October 10. and second-placed Bosnia in Zenica four days later.


Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Diego Lopez (Villarreal).

Defenders: Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Nacho Monreal (Osasuna), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Albert Riera (Liverpool), Marcos Senna (Villarreal).

Forwards: Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce), Juan Mata (Valencia), David Silva (Valencia), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), David Villa (Valencia)