Soccer-Del Bosque names experimental squad for Ecuador friendly (Reuters)

MADRID, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Spain coach Vicente del Bosque rewarded a number of younger players with call ups to an experimental 21-man squad on Friday, for next Wednesday’s friendly away to Ecuador in Guayaquil. The world and European champions return to action for the first time since losing the Confederations Cup final 3-0 to Brazil on June 30. They do so with regulars such as Gerard Pique, Xavi and Sergio Busquets rested and replaced by fringe players and members of Spain’s Under-21 side, who were crowned European champions in Israel in June. …

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