As Del Bosque has only named three goalkeepers in his provisonal squad, it effectively means De Gea will go to Brazil as three goalkeepers are usually named in the final squad.
Mata’s future is not so secure. Spain has got an embarrassment of riches in the midfield department and the fact they can comfortably leave out the likes of Isco and Gabi is indicative of that.
He may have enjoyed a strong end to the season but there are no guarantees he will be part of the final 23 man squad. Every United fan obviously hopes so and if he can replicate his end of season form, he’d certainly be an asset to Spain.
The big congratulations has to go to De Gea. It’s been an unbelievable turnaround from him in two years and now he’s earned himself a place in the Spain squad.