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EURO 2016: Chelsea striker Diego Costa included in Spain squad

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been included in Vicente Del Bosque’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg next week.

The 25-year-old Brazil-born Spaniard has won five caps for his country, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the end of last season. He will join his fellow Blues players in the 23-man squad, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas also being named in the Spain squad.

Costa has enjoyed a stellar performance to his Blues’ career, scoring eight goals since he arrived from Atletico Madrid in summer.

The two-time reigning European champions Spain will travel to Slovakia on October 9 and Luxembourg three days later.

Spain 23-Man Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David de Ga, Kiko Casilla

Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Juanfran, Jordi Alba, Cesar Azpilicueta, Dani Carvajal, Juan Bernat, Raul Albiol, Gerard Pique

Midfielders: David Silva, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Koke, Raul Garcia, Santi Cazorla, Ander Iturrapse

Forwards: Diego Costa, Rodrigo, Paco Alcacer

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