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Valencia keeper Santiago Canizares, who missedout on Spain’s World Cup campaign due to a freak injury on the eve of the tournament has been recalled to the squad by coach Inaki Saez for next week’s friendly international against Bulgaria.

It is the first time the 32-year-old keeper has been included in the squad since a shard of glass from a bottle of after-shave severed a tendon in his foot days before the World Cup was due to start.

Canizares returns at the expense of Malaga keeper Pedro Contreras.

Saez has also recalled Atletico Madrid forward Jose Mari,, in place of Real Madrid striker Raul who is being rested.

Otherwise Saez has kept faith with the side that has taken Spain to top place in their Euro 2004 qualifying group.

The midfield trio of David Albelda, Ruben Baraja and Vicente are among five Valencia players in the squad. Real also supply five representatives, including defenders Raul Bravo and Michel Salgado and the versatile Ivan Helguera.

Like Spain, Bulgaria also have a 100 percent record in their Euro 2004 qualifying matches, with wins against Belgium, Croatia and Andorra sending them to thetop of group eight.

Squad
: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Santiago Canizares (Valencia).
Defenders
: Joan Capdevila (Deportivo Coruna), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Raul Bravo (Real Madrid), Ivan Helguera (Real Madrid), Michel Salgado (Real Madrid), Carlos Marchena (Valencia).
Midfielders: David Albelda (Valencia), Capi (Real Betis), Joaquin (Real Betis), Gaizka Mendieta (Barcelona), Xavi (Barcelona), Ruben Baraja (Valencia), Vicente (Valencia). Forwards: Guti(Real Madrid), Diego Tristan (Deportivo Coruna), Jose Mari (Atletico Madrid).

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