Things to Know:
As third goalkeeper, López was first called up by Spain for two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in late March/early April 2009, both against Turkey. He was named by national side boss Vicente del Bosque for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, in the same predicament (behind Casillas and Pepe Reina), and did not play any matches there. López made his debut on 12 August 2009, playing the last 30 minutes of the 3–2 friendly win in Macedonia after replacing Reina and keeping a clean sheet. López is a commanding and well-rounded goalkeeper, with a large and imposing physique, strong leadership qualities and good handling, which facilitates him in coming out to claim crosses. Possessing quick reactions, concentration and a good positional sense, he is also an effective shot-stopper. López is known in particular for his ball control, distribution and speed when rushing off his line to anticipate opponents.