Borja Iglesias, Nico Williams and Guillamón, news ahead of the World Cup

League of Nations

The Spanish coach recovers Pedri, injured in the last window, leaves Ansu Fati out of the squad for the matches against Switzerland and Portugal and rules out a hypothetical return of Sergio Ramos

Jose Manuel Andres

From the mountains of Madrid and by bicycle, accompanied by Aitor Unzué, member of the technical staff of the absolute Spanish team and son of Juan Carlos Unzué. This is how Luis Enrique provided his squad list for the League of Nations matches against Switzerland and Portugal. Very much in his style, in full physical effort and under inclement weather conditions, as if it were the endless debates and even criticism that his decisions arouse, the Asturian coach announced a list of players marked by continuity .

This call had its crumb, as it is the prelude to the World Cup in Qatar, the next commitment once this group stage of the League of Nations has been resolved in which Spain aspires to repeat its presence in the final on June 4, 2023. The truth is that there were hardly any surprises, beyond the absence of Ansu Fati.

Lucho continues betting on his trio of goalkeepers -Unai Simón, Robert Sánchez and David Raya-; rules out a hypothetical return of Sergio Ramos and recruits Hugo Guillamón for the center of defense in the absence of the injured Laporte; he recovers Gayà instead of Marcos Alonso on the left side; celebrates the return of Pedri, injured in the last call; and bet on two novelties in attack, with the presence of Nico Williams and Borja Iglesias against the low form of Ansu Fati and the injury of Gerard Moreno.

Especially striking is Luis Enrique's confidence in Jordi Alba despite his lack of playing time at Xavi's Barça, something that also happens with Asensio. Regarding the Balearic for the coach, the performance with Spain in the last international window of June weighed more than his current precarious situation at Real Madrid.

The list of 25 summoned:

  • Goalkeepers:
    Unai Simón, Robert Sánchez and David Raya.

  • Defenses:
    Carvajal, Azpilicueta, Pau Torres, Eric García, Diego Llorente, Guillamón, Jordi Alba and Gayà.

  • Midfielders:
    Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Gavi, Koke, Carlos Soler and Marcos Llorente.

  • Forwards:
    Sarabia, Nico Williams, Yéremy Pino, Morata, Borja Iglesias, Asensio and Ferran Torres.

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