The country’s all-time top scorer, Robert Vittek, has surely said goodbye to his international career after being ruled out of the tournament by injury. Martin Dubravka was not selected, while Lukas Tesak and Erik Sabo were cut from the provisional 27-man squad.
The 21-year-old centre-back Milan Skriniar was a surprise inclusion, having had little playing time in Serie A this season.
Also called up were keeper Jan Novotna and midfielders Ondrej Duda and Jan Gregus.
Name: Iker Casillas
Club: Porto (Por)
Age: 35 (20.05.81)
World Cup-winning captain with more caps than anyone else in Europe. Gave girlfriend Sara Carbonero the most famous kiss in Spain’s history after the 2010 Final.
David De Gea
Manchester United (Eng)
Age 25 (07.11.90)
Set to finally be Spain’s first choice. A move to Real Madrid collapsed at midnight on deadline day last year and be resurrected this summer.
Age 22 (01.09.93)
Has made more saves than any other keepr in La Liga this year.
Age 27 (21.03.89)
Quick and hugely important for the national side, both defensively and in offering width and incision to the attack.
Age 26 (28.08.89)
“Dave” is not as attack-minded as Spain’s other full-backs but is versatile and never lets anyone down.
Age 25 (15.01.91)
Despite getting few chances for his club, Del Bosque has included him regularly for Spain and concedes “he’ll be fresh”.
Age 21 (19.03.95)
Barcelona-raised right-back who was a late addition to the Euro finals squad after receving his first senior call-up.
Age 31 (09.01.85)
Enthusiastic, optimistic attack-minded character turned into one of the country’s best defenders by Diego Simeone at Atletico.
Age 29 (02.02.87)
Vital for club and country, excellent defender and comfortable in posession. However, his off-field presence commands as much attention as his on-field one.
Age 30 (30.03.86)
Scored a “Panenka” penalty in the 2012 semi-final, but Spain’s all-action captain has not had the best of club seasons after struggling with a shoulder injury.
Age 31 (12.06.84)
One-club man (10 seasons at Villarreal) who was called up to the Spain squad after the 2010 World Cup.
Age 27 (16.07.88)
In 2010 Busquets said “if I could come back as a player, I’d come back as Busquets” and these days he’s a more complete player than ever before.
Age 29 (04.05.87)
Won the league in his first season with Chelsea but was this term forced to deny he had any part in the revolt that ended with Jose Mourinho being sacked.
Age 32 (11.05.84)
Universally admired, even by Real Madrid and Espanyol fans, the makes Spain tick. Scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup Final
Age 24 (08.01.92)
Seen as a potential leader in central midfield but, despite his talent and temperament, he has not quite taken that step yet.
Mikel San Jose
Age 27 (30.05.89)
Has grown into a defensive midfielder with Athletic this season, having previopusly been seen as a central defender.
Bayern Munich (Ger)
Age 25 (11.04.91)
Seen by many as the successor to Xavi. Two terrible injuries have damaged his career but he is fit again now. The son of Mazinho.
Age 35 (11.02.81)
Getting better as he gets older. Good in the air, technically accomplished and scoring more than ever in his thirties.
Age 24 (01.07.91)
Winger who has enjoyed his first seasn in the Real first team after a year on loan at Espanyol. Surprise pick.
Age 23 (23.10.92)
Although his natural role is as a centre-forward, he has impressed when played in a slightly wider role.
Age 29 (15.10.86)
Late bloomer (ex Barca B) who has flourished at Celta and made his senior Spain debut in 2014, aged 27.
Age 28 (28.07.87)
Has had a difficult season but Del Bosque believes in his speed, work rate and ability to get behind teams.
Manchester City (Eng)
Age 30 (08.01.86)
A virtual ever-present with touch, vision and creativity, even if he has not always felt like the central figure for Spain.