Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Spain’s football squad have begun preparations for a friendly fixture against Colombia despite the absence of several Real Madrid players.Also Read - "It's Time to Re-Analyse the Issue," FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Biennial World Cup

The absent Real Madrid players were Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Isco, Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata, who were in Cardiff for Saturday’s Champions League final showdown against Juventus, reports Efe. Also Read - Spain End Italy's Unbeaten Run, Reach Nations League Final

Spain are also preparing for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Macedonia on June 11 in Skopje. Also Read - Italy vs Spain Live Streaming UEFA Nations League Semi-Final in India: When And Where to Watch ITA vs SPN Live Stream Football Match Online on SonyLIV, JIOTV; TV Telecast on Sony Ten

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea were among the international players on hand for the start of the camp on Saturday.

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