The call-up is Azpilicueta’s first by Spain since late 2018. It is a much deserved reward for his consistently impressive performances for Chelsea this season domestically and in the latter stages of the Champions League. He notably shone against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, the top two Spanish teams in La Liga this season, and was one of 24 players picked by Luis Enrique today.
Our captain was in Spain’s squad for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, as well as Euro 2016 in France. Now he will have the chance to add to his 25 caps, with Spain playing their three group games, against Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, in Seville.