Manchester United’s Juan Mata is set to play for Spain against Bolivia in what will be his last chance to prove himself ahead of the World Cup finals. Ahead of Vicente del Bosque’s World Cup squad announcement, fans of the Spanish national team voted in their numbers for who they wanted to represent their country in Brazil. Juan Mata, proved to be one of the players that fans did not want as part of the team, with viewers of Spanish daily AS put him behind the likes of Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara.
The 26-year-old was Chelsea’s player of the 2012/2013 season but the arrival of Jose Mourinho saw him lose his place and make an eventual move to Manchester United, where he has stuggled for consistency.
And, Mata must now prove himself for Spain in the international friendly against Bolivia on Friday 30th of May, joining the likes of Fernando Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta, Santi Cazorla and former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu.
Mata has over 30 international caps and represented Spain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2012 European championship in Poland and Ukraine.