Spain have called up Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara for their friendly with Italy.

Barcelona midfielder Thiago, 20, was born in Italy but moved to Spain as a child before going on to represent his adopted country at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.

Thiago, the son of 1994 Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho, enjoyed a breakthrough at the Nou Camp last season, scoring two goals in 12 Primera Division appearances, and earlier this summer helped Spain win the Under-21 European Championships.

"Thiago is here on sporting merit," said said Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque.

The 22-man squad features a recall for Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, but the likes of Barcelona's Carles Puyol, Benfica's Joan Capdevila and Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal miss out.

Squad: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Liverpool), Victor Valdes (Barcelona); Alvaro Arbeloa , Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos (all Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao); Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Thiago Alcantara, Xavi (all Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Malaga), Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), David Silva (Manchester City); David Villa, Pedro Rodriguez (both Barcelona), Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao), Fernando Torres (Chelsea), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Juan Mata (Valencia).