Luis Enrique has offered this Monday the list of 24 summoned by the Spanish team for the first qualifying matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which Pedri and Bryan Gil, two of the sensations of La Liga, appear as the main novelties. Also new are goalkeeper Robert Sánchez (Brighton) and right-back Pedro Porro (Sporting de Lisboa).
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The selector returns to include news in all lines. In the goal the presence of Robert Sanchez, Brighton goalkeeper in the Premier League and almost a stranger in Spain. Raised in the quarry of the Levant, he came to England in his youth stage. At the age of 23, Robert Sánchez took over at Brighton last December. The victim is Kepa, who after losing his position at Chelsea also leaves the national team.
In defense, there is only one right-back, Pedro Porro, a Sporting de Portugal player with experience in the sub 21. The losses of Carvajal and Sergi Roberto condition this position, although neither Bellerín nor Jesús Navas, two of the regulars, attend. The coach anticipated that he could use Marcos Llorente in the lane position going to a defense of five. «I don’t like giving clues to rivals. Make sure who can play on the right side, you don’t have to be a fortune-teller either. There are variants.
In the center of defense, Diego Llorente he is the substitute for the injured Pau Torres, while on the left he returns Jordi Alba, absent in the last two lists of Luis Enrique. Reguilón is left out.
The center of the field presents the most anticipated novelty. Pedri, at 18 years old, goes for the first time with the absolute. The brutal take-off of the canary in his first season at Barça has a reward. Mikel Merino is left out. “Through the monitoring we do, we have seen in Pedri a player who meets the ideal conditions for the midfield,” explained Luis Enrique when assessing the squad for Barça. «With the quality and clarity necessary in attack and defense. We have appreciated all your capabilities. One of the things that I like the most is the tranquility and humility that he has in the field, being very ambitious. It is placed in a spectacular way. One thing to highlight is the balance between the offensive and defensive facet, basic in any team.
And up front, another bombshell that was sensed by the great performance of his performance at Eibar. Bryan Gil He has also earned a place in Luis Enrique’s list and, on the other hand, Adama Traoré leaves the international wheel.
The complete list is made up of:
Goalkeepers: De Gea, Unai Simón, Robert Sánchez.
Defenses: Pedro Porro, Eric García, Sergio Ramos, Diego Llorente, Íñigo Martínez, Jordi Alba, Gayá.
Midfielders: Busquets, Rodri, Thiago, Pedri, Marcos Llorente, Canales, Koke, Fabián.
Forwards: Gerard, Ferran, Oyarzabal, Morata, Bryan Gil and Dani Olmo.
This is the first list after the historic defeat against Germany in November and the qualification for the final phase of the Nations League, and at the same time the last list before the final stage for the European Championship.
Spain, framed in Group B, will start the qualifying phase for the 2022 World Cup playing three games in the international window in March. The first match will be in Los Cármenes de Granada on Thursday 25 against Greece. Subsequently, Spain will be measured at Georgia in Tiblisi on Sunday 28 and will close the series on Wednesday 31 at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville against Kosovo. Sweden is the fifth team in the group.
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