Fabregas and Costa
Costa and Fabregas missed the last Spanish national team games due to injuries.Getty

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has put an end to controversy over the lack of commitment of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa by including the duo in his squad for the upcoming games against Ukraine and the Netherlands.

The Spaniards play a European Championship qualifier against Ukraine in Seville on 27 March before a friendly with the Dutch on 31 March at Amsterdam.

Costa and Fabregas missed the two previous national team games against Belarus and Germany in November citing injury, even though they played for Jose Mourinho's side in a victory over Liverpool just before the international break.

Many Spanish supporters criticised the Chelsea duo and even one of the Spanish captains, Sergio Ramos, questioned their commitment, with Del Bosque later warning the duo may lose their places to newcomers in the national set-up.

"I would like that the players have the same commitment with the national team that they have with their club. But the coaches are those who make the rules. Del Bosque and [assistant coach Toni] Grande are those who should make the rules," Ramos said.

Fabregas later responded to Ramos with a sharp message, saying: "I felt offended and told Sergio how I felt. It really irked me that my level of compromise was doubted."

But Del Bosque has now drawn a line under the controversy by naming both Costa and Ancelotti in his squad.

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla has also made the cut alongside Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Manchester City playmaker David Silva, who missed the last games due to an injury.

However, Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata have been left out.

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