Fran Mérida joins the Under-21s along with De Gea and Domínguez

The midfielder takes the place of injured Ander Herrera

Fran Mérida has been called up by Under-21 the national team head coach, Luis Milla, to substitute injured Ander Herrera for the play-off qualifying round that Spain will play against Croatia and which could qualify them for the final stage of the European Cup in that age group. The fixtures against Croatia will take place on Saturday 9 October at Estadio El Plantío, in Burgos, and on Tuesday 12 October in the Croatian town of Varaznin.

Therefore, Fran Mérida joins ‘rojiblancos’ De Gea and Domínguez, who had been included in the original squad list.

The squad list is formed by:

Athletic: Mikel San José and Javier Martínez.

CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID: David De Gea, Álvaro Domínguez and Fran Mérida.

Barcelona: Bojan Krkic, Jeffren Suárez, Thiago Alcántara and Rubén Miño.

Deportivo: Adrián López and Rubén Pérez.

Espanyol: Víctor Ruiz.

Getafe: Daniel Parejo.

Olympique de Marsella: César Azpilicueta.

Real Madrid: Sergio Canales.

Mallorca: Emilio Nsue.

Sevilla: Diego Capel.

Sporting: Alberto Botía and Roberto Canella.

Valencia: Juan Mata.

Villarreal: Diego Mariño.