Tuesday, September 26, 2023

De la Fuente gives the list today with the possible novelty of Lamine Yamal and in the midst of the controversy

The national selector Louis of the Source will offer today at 12:30 p.m. Squad list for the matches against Georgia and Cyprus, corresponding to the qualifying phase for the eurocup from Germany next year with the possible novelty of the young Lamine Yamal, but also with all the controversy within the RFEF itself and that has reached the figure from La Rioja.

The Haro coach will appear before the media in the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas (Madrid) a week after he attended the Extraordinary General Assembly of the federation in which the then president Luis Rubiales announced that he was not going to resign for his controversial kiss to forward Jenni Hermoso.

De la Fuente was heavily criticized by public opinion for their applause for the speech of the president, provisionally suspended by FIFA on Saturday, the day on which he also issued a statement to censure “unmitigatedly the wrong and inappropriate behavior” of Rubiales after the victory of Spain in the final of the Women’s World Cup and show their desire that “the competent bodies resolve and make the pertinent decisions as quickly as possible.”

In strictly sports terms, the coach, whose position was supported this Thursday by Pedro Rocha, acting president of the RFEF, will offer his first list of summoned after the conquest last June of the League of Nations 2022-2023, a call in which it could appear as a great novelty the young winger of FC Barcelona Lamine Yamal, only 16 years old.

The footballer, who was with the Spanish team in the past European Under-17, who has also made his debut with the Under-19 and who has shone in the minutes given to him by Xavi Hernández, who started him last Sunday against Villarreal, was not summoned this Thursday by Morocco, his father’s country of birth, and this would increase the options of appearing among those chosen by De la Fuente despite his youth.

On the other hand, everything indicates that the veteran Jordi Alba, captain in the ‘Final Four’ of the League of Nations, will not enter this list since he would have informed the La Rioja coach of his international retirement, according to the Spanish media this week. , so it opens a hole on the left side to which Alejandro Balde (FC Barcelona) would surely return, absent in the previous one due to injury. Fran García (Real Madrid), who was in the ‘F4’ in June to replace Juan Bernat (PSG), José Luis Gayà (Valencia) or Juan Miranda (Betis) may be the other options.

Louis of the Source nor will he be able to count, due to injury, with the FC Barcelona midfielder Pedri González, while, regarding his latest list, it remains to be seen if he will have footballers who have left Europe and who were in June such as the center-back Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr), the midfielder Sergio Canales (Monterrey) and the striker Rodrigo Moreno ( Al Rayyan).

Instead, winger Nico Williams (Athletic Club) could return, who missed the Nations League title fight due to injury and has started the season strongly, while in defense could come back César Azpilicueta (Atletico Madrid).

The summoned They will meet on Monday, September 4. at 1:00 p.m. in the Ciudad del Fútbol where they will begin preparing for the matches against Georgia, at home on Friday the 8th, and against Cyprus, on Tuesday the 12th at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium in Granada.

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