Lopetegui happy to call on Pique despite referendum tweet

Julen Lopetegui had no hesitation in including Gerard Pique in his latest Spain squad, despite the Barcelona defender's latest social media post.

On Thursday, Pique tweeted his backing for Catalan independence and called for peaceful expression of opinions ahead of the planned referendum this weekend.

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