Spain's players attend a training session at the Spanish Football Federation's "Ciudad del Futbol" in Las Rozas de Madrid on March 20, 2018. / AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
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Spain enter the final stage of their World Cup preparations with coach Julen Lopetegui experimenting up front.Still unbeaten since Lopetegui arrived after the 2016 European Championship, Spain will go to Russia trying to rebound from disappointments in the last two major football tournaments – they were eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and in the last 16 at Euro 2016 .Costa hadn't been called up in more than nine months because he couldn't play with Atletico Madrid until the team's transfer ban from FIFA ended in January, while Vazquez hadn't made Lopetegui's list since last year.Silva is among the players with the most minutes in Lopetegui's team, along with Sergio Busquets and goalkeeper David De Gea.Kepa Arrizabalaga and Pepe Reina have been included in Lopetegui's most-recent lists and are expected to be the reserve goalkeepers.
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