Ignasi Miquel has been called up to the Spain squad for the Under-20 World Cup to be held in Columbia between July 29 and August 20.

The 18-year-old defender has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Arsenal and made his first-team debut against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup on February 20.

Miquel was handed a second senior start in the replay against Orient and also made a number of appearances on the bench with injuries depleting Arsène Wenger’s defensive options.

Spain begin their campaign on July 31 against Costa Rica in Manizales. They then meet Ecuador at the same venue on August 3 and finish their Group C fixtures on August 6 against Australia.

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31 May 2011