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Spain call up Pino and Iglesias after Pedri, Moreno withdrawals

Yeremy Pino and Borja Iglesias have been called up to Spain’s squad for their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Norway and Scotland.

Pedri and Gerard Moreno withdrew from the squad over the weekend due to injury.

Barcelona star Pedri missed Sunday’s crucial Clasico win over Real Madrid after he failed to recover from a hamstring issue, and he will not feature in Luis de la Fuente’s first games as Spain boss.

Moreno, meanwhile, suffered a muscular problem during Villarreal’s 3-0 LaLiga win over Osasuna.

Winger Pino teed up Villarreal’s final goal in that win, and the 20-year-old – who has netted three times in LaLiga this term and was included in Spain’s World Cup squad – has been called in.

He is joined by Real Betis forward Iglesias, who returns to the national team after missing out on Luis Enrique’s squad for Qatar.

The 30-year-old has scored 12 league goals this season, trailing only Enes Unal (13) and Robert Lewandowski (15).

Spain must try to stop Erling Haaland when they host Norway on Saturday before facing Scotland three days later.

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