Midfielder Manchester City Premier
Navas, who battled an ankle injury toward the end of the Premier League season, was not named to the Spain 23-man squad for the World Cup, the Daily Mail reports. "It breaks my heart to leave Navas behind," said coach Vicente Del Bosque. "But he has not been right for the past two months and I prefer to take someone who is 100 per cent."
Navas' inclusion would probably have been too much of an injury risk, given that Del Bosque did decide to name striker Diego Costa to the squad, despite his recent troubles with a hamstring injury. Navas is surely disappointed, but he will now have the entire summer to rest his ankle in preparation for next season.