Saturday, December 2, 2023

María Pérez and Fiamma Benítez, news on a list with Alexia Putellas

The midfielders Maria Perez (Seville) and Fiamma Benitez (Valencia) are the main novelties in the list of 25 called up by coach Montse Tomé for the last two games of the group stage of the League of Nations against Italy and Sweden, and which also includes Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona).

María Pérez, world champion last summer and who played a few minutes in the round of 16 against Switzerland, and Fiamma Benítez, who was part of the pre-list for 30 footballers of Jorge Vilda and who was European Under-19 champion in July and the World Under-20 champion in 2022, are the two players who make their debut in a Montse Tomé call and come to ratify the commitment to youth with their 22 and 19 years old, respectively.

In addition, the Asturian coach once again calls two other World Cup players such as forward Eva Navarro (Atlético de Madrid), who was in the first, but was left out of the October one, and the Valencia goalkeeper Enith Salon, who could not attend the last one due to injury. The central Laia Codina (Arsenal) enters the call directly after having been summoned in the previous one as a result of the physical problems of Irene Paredes (FC Barcelona), who is on the list despite currently being out due to tonsillitis.

For its part, despite the fact that, like the Basque central office, it has been out since last week for a bruised knee that made him miss the match against Real Madrid and that he will not be in the squad this Wednesday either. Champions League Against the German Eintracht, Tomé also called up Alexia Putellas, so it seems that the Catalan could be recovered for two vital games.

On the other hand, compared to the October call-up, Levante midfielder Anna Torrodà, the Real Sociedad players Elene Lete and Amaiur Sarriegi, in the case of the forward because she was injured. The one who continues without entering the coach’s plans is the Levante UD forward Alba Redondo.

Spain leads its group in this Nations League with full points, 12, and is five ahead of Sweden, so it could seal the move to the ‘Final Four’ against Italy, which they will receive at the Pasarón Stadium in Pontevedra on Friday, December 1 at 9:30 p.m. Subsequently, on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m., the Swedish team will be measured at La Rosaleda de Malaga.

Called list

Goalkeepers: Misa Rodríguez (Real Madrid), Cata Coll (Barcelona) and Enith Salon (Valencia).

Defenses: Irene Paredes and Ona Batlle (FC Barcelona), Laia Aleixandri (Manchester City), María Méndez (Levante), Laia Codina (Arsenal), Oihane Hernández, Ivana Andrés and Olga Carmona (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Aitana Bonmatí and Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona), Jenni Hermoso (Pachuca), Tere Abelleira and Maite Oroz (Real Madrid), María Pérez (Sevilla) and Fiamma Benítez (Valencia).

Front: Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid), Esther González (Gotham FC), Mariona Caldentey and Salma Paralluelo (FC Barcelona), Inma Gabarro (Sevilla), Eva Navarro (Atlético de Madrid) and Lucía García (Manchester United).


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