Santi Cazorla recalled by Spain ahead of Euro Qualifiers

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Former Arsenal midfielder Santiago Cazorla has been surprisingly recalled to the Spain senior national team.

The 34-year-old has previously garnered 77 caps for Spain and played his part in the team that emerged victoriously in Euro 2008 and 2012. The player reportedly broke down in tears when the news of his recall reached him.

It can be recalled that his career was almost hampered after he sustained a horrific Achilles injury which required numerous surgeries and eventually ended his adventures with Arsenal after his contract reached its expiration last summer.

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Santi Cazorla had been out of action for 18 months before then. He rejoined Villareal where he began his senior footballing career and worked his way to full fitness, making 45 appearances for the Yellow Submarine, scoring 7 goals and providing 11 assists.

Spain are preparing for the Euro 2020 qualifiers where they face Faroe Islands on June 7, before welcoming Sweden at the Bernabeu on June 10.

Meanwhile, the likes of Isco, Dani Carvajal and Iago Aspas have earned a return to the senior side.

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