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Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Chelsea trio Morata, Fabregas and Alonso to miss World Cup

Arsenal man Bellerin also omitted from squad

Alvaro Morata won't be going to Russia
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2010 world champions Spain, who are 13-2 to regain their crown, announced their final 23-man squad for the World Cup on Monday.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata misses out, along with his club teammates Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso, and Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.

Bet365 make Diego Costa 7-4 favourite to be Spain’s top goalscorer at the finals. Isco is next in the betting at 11-2 with David Silva 6-1, Iago Aspas 7-1 and Marco Asensio 8-1.

Thierry Henry is 33-1 to take over at Arsenal but the Frenchman’s focus is on his role as assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, who named his provisional 28-man squad for the World Cup on Monday.

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan was the most surprising omission for Belgium, who are 12-1 to lift the trophy in Russia and 5-6 favourites to top England’s group.

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