There was no place for Real Madrid skipper Raul in Luis Aragones Spain squad for theEuro 2008 Group F qualifier against Denmark on October 13.
Raul, 30, has not played for Spain for a year, but the Real Madrid captain had been expected to feature given his recent club form.
“It’s a match which we’re playing to qualify and we can’t try out Raul now,” said Aragones.
Spain lead Group F, three points ahead of Northern Ireland and Sweden. Denmark are fourth, five points back but with two games in hand on the Spaniards.
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Manuel Reina (Liverpool)
Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol, Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Pablo, Mariano Pernia (Atletico Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Midfielders: Francesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), David Silva, David Albelda, Joaquin Sanchez (Valencia), Albert Riera (Espanyol).
Strikers: David Villa, Miguel Angel Angulo (Valencia), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Luis Garcia (Espanyol).