Barcelona forward Bojan has replaced the injured Fernando Torres in Spain's squad for their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers against Bosnia and Armenia, the Spanish Football Federation has revealed.

It is the third time that the 18-year-old, who has a Serbian father and a Spanish mother, has been called up by La Roja.

Krkic was the most significant absentee from the squad which new Spain coach Vicente del Bosque assembled for the matches against Bosnia on 6 September and Armenia four days later.

Krkic opted out of Spain's UEFA EURO 2008-winning squad due to fatigue, after his debut season with Barcelona's first team.

Torres pulled a hamstring while chasing a pass in the first half of Liverpool's 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Sunday.