Saturday, December 9, 2023

Luis de la Fuente offers this Friday the list of those called up for the matches against Scotland and Norway

The men’s national soccer coach Luis de la Fuente This Friday he will offer his squad list for the important matches against Scotland and Norwaycorresponding to the qualifying phase for the 2024 German Euro Cupand in which once again some news is expected.

The Riojan coach will attend to the media starting at 12:30 p.m. in the José Villalonga room of the Las Rozas Football City (Madrid), one hour after he has announced his chosen ones through the official channels of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). On Monday the 9th, those summoned will gather at the federation headquarters.

De la Fuente will have to tweak his squad somewhat for the games against Georgia and Cyprus last September since he has some of those players with physical problems such as the cases of Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Marco Asensio (Paris Saint-Germain) and José Luis Gayà (Valencia), who seem not to be ready for these two important clashes.

The first two were injured in Tbilisi and were replaced in the camp by Yeremi Pino (Villarreal) and Ferran Torres (FC Barcelona) who scored a decisive goal against Portuguese side Porto this Wednesday and whose form could guarantee him a permanent place in she is ready.

For its part, the absence of the Valencia player once again opens an option for the left back to be the companion of the Blaugrana Alejandro Balde. Alejandro Grimaldowho is in a great moment at Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen and who has not yet gone with the Absoluta, and Fran Garcia (Real Madrid) are emerging as possible substitutes.

In the defense not many changes expected Compared to the previous list, where the novelty was Pau Torres (Aston Villa), while in the center of the field, De la Fuente still cannot count on a key player like the injured Pedri González (FC Barcelona). The great moment of play and goals of Brais Méndez (Real Sociedad) could give him the opportunity to return to the national team.

Finally, where there may be more changes is in the offensive line where the coach can count on Nico Williams (Athletic Club), who has already recovered from the injury that occurred against Cyprus, and the improvement of a player who knows well how Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), closer to the level before his serious knee injury.

On Thursday, October 12 (8:45 p.m.) Spain will host the British team at the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, leader of Group A with full points and who won at Hampden Park 2-0, and will later visit Oslo three days later. to face Norway at the Ullevaal Stadium (20:45), the other direct rival for the two direct tickets to the continental event.

Furthermore, before Luis de la Fuente’s appearance, Santi Denia, national Under-21 coach, will be the one who offers the list to face Uzbekistan in a friendly match and Kazakhstan in a qualifying match for the 2025 European Championship.


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