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Sep 1, 2008

Spain look to snatch Bojan with squad call-up

Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic has been called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers following this weekend's injury to Fernando Torres.

Torres damaged his hamstring during the first half of Liverpool's draw with Aston Villa on Sunday and it is not yet known how long the 24-year-old will be out of action.

With Spain's first World Cup qualifier coming up against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday, Del Bosque has opted to bring in teenager Bojan, who was originally omitted from the 20-man squad the new Spain coach named on Friday.

Bojan's call-up could lead to the 18-year-old winning his first full international cap, although he has represented Spain at various youth levels and been named in two previous senior squads.

Last week the highly-rated striker was courted by new Serbia coach Radomir Antic as he is also entitled to play for the Balkan nation, but both Bojan and Del Bosque insisted the player's future was with Spain.

The European champions face Bosnia-Herzegovina in Murcia on Saturday before hosting Armenia four days later in Albacete.

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