Puyol returns to Spanish squad as Del Bosque calls up Jordi Alba and defends Fernando Torres

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has recalled Carles Puyol to his squad for the European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Scotland, to be played on October 7 and 11 in Prague and Alicante respectively.

The Barcelona skipper has been suffering from a knee injury sustained in a match against Racing Santander back on January 23 this year, and last represented Spain in the 4-0 friendly defeat by Portugal in November, 2010.

Puyol’s colleague in the centre of the Barcelona defence, Gerard Piqu

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