West Ham United fan favourite Pablo Fornals is facing World Cup heartbreak after a new international snub from Spain boss Luis Enrique.

Fornals has established himself as a fundamental player at West Ham under David Moyes.

The midfield ace is loved by West Ham fans and his manager for his infectious attitude, workrate and of course his ability.

Yes the Cockney Carzola should perhaps score more goals with the chances he has.

But nobody can doubt his quality or commitment.

West Ham fans were delighted for Fornals when he earned a recall to the Spain setup under Luis Enrique around this time last season.

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West Ham fan favourite Pablo Fornals facing World Cup heartbreak after new international snub

Despite impressing in his game time after the call-up, Fornals has not been selected since.

The World Cup is looming ever larger on the horizon.

So the Spain squad selected by Enrique for the September international – the final get together for national teams before managers name their final squads for Qatar – was going to give a big indicator as to whether West Ham’s Fornals will be involved.

But it looks like West Ham fan favourite Fornals is facing World Cup heartbreak after a new international snub.

Enrique continued his tradition of announcing the Spain squad in weird and wonderful ways by revealing his selection in a video while on a bike ride.

But Enrique has put the brakes on Fornals’ Spain career as the West Ham midfield star’s World Cup hopes hit the skids.

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It may of course give Fornals the incentive to try and really prove himself to Enrique over the next month and a half until he names that all-important squad for the winter World Cup.

Mind you West Ham’s all-action midfielder is in good company being left out of Spain’s squad.

Marca has put together a fantastic XI from players who have also been snubbed by Enrique – and Fornals does not even make it into that.


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