Morata recalled to Spain squad, Ansu Fati and Ceballos miss out
By Joseph Cassinelli
MADRID, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Spain have recalled Alvaro Morata for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania after the striker scored five times in his last five games for Atletico Madrid.
Spain, who have already qualified for next year's championship, need to avoid defeat in one of their two remaining games in order to progress as Group F winners.
Zagreb forward Olmo, who was a key part of the Spain Under-21 side that won this year’s European Championship, has impressed for the Croatian side in the Champions League this season.
The squad contains just five players from Spain’s so-called ‘big three’ sides -- Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
There is also no place for Barca team mate Fati.
The 17-year-old forward was granted Spanish citizenship in September before making his Under-21 debut last month. He is expected to be named by Luis de la Fuente in the U-21 squad later on Friday.
Spain host Malta on Nov. 15 and Romania three days later.
Spain squad in full:
Defenders: Jose Gaya (Valencia), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Inigo Martinez (Athletic), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Juan Bernat (PSG), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Jesus Navas (Sevilla)
Forwards: Rodrigo (Valencia), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Atletico), Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) (Editing by Toby Davis)