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Ansu Fati and Carvajal summoned in the selection of Spain

German Centeno
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Ansu Fati and Carvajal summoned in the selection of Spain – Sports
Luis Enrique and his squad list

The Spanish team led by Luis Enrique has added Barcelona star Ansu Fati to the squad and for the first time this year a Real Madrid player has been called up to the national team as Carvajal.

Ansu Fati has been one of the main novelties of the list of summoned to face the teams of Greece and Sweden for the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, two meetings that will help define the future of the team for the next world cup.

The Barça player returns to the Spanish national team after overcoming his injuries and is emerging as the main reference in the attack in a team that has been affected again because of all the losses due to injuries and sanctions.

A young promise of football

Ansu Fati and Carvajal summoned in the selection of Spain – Sports
Ansu Fati returns to the selection of Spain

Ansu Fati, who turned 19 on October 31 and who has not worn the national team shirt for eleven months, has begun to achieve his past quality of play again, or at least that is what he has shown in Barcelona.

The young player had to leave the pitch with an injury for almost a year.

With the Spanish team he debuted in September 2020 against the German team and three days later he would make one of his best presentations against Ukraine.

For the month of October of that same year Ansu summed up two more games with Spain, shortly before suffering the meniscus injury that prevented him from continuing to squander quality of play.

Coach Luis Enrique trusts Ansu Fati a lot despite saying that it will take time to get to his best level for all the time he lasted without playing.

His return has become one of the best news for him, who is haunted by the injuries of important players in the last calls.

The duels in attack of the red

With the arrival of Ansu Fati to the selection a new duel has been created in the very important forward. It is about Ferran Torres who has known how to win by hand the forward of the selection and that right now he has 12 goals in 22 games with international presence.

However, there is also Oyarzabal, another of the forwards who is in very good shape and who has shown extraordinary performance every time he wears the shirt of the Spanish team. Because what Luis Enrique does not have at all easy with the arrival of Ansu Fati.

Dani Olmo and Morata also return to the attack line after overcoming their respective injuries and Brahim enters the squad, who debuted in the U21 team against Lithuania in a friendly prior to the Eurocup and now thanks to the great season he has had with Milan in Italy, Luis Enrique has called him to wear the shirt of the senior team.

Luis Enrique has also recovered Rodrigo Moreno, who had been out of the national team for more than a year, despite being on the list of summoned for the B team in the last European Championship.

Carvaja a novelty for the national team

Ansu Fati and Carvajal summoned in the selection of Spain – Sports
Carvajal the last novelty of the summoned

The entry into the squad of Dani Carvajal has been the latest development for the national team, a player who has been seriously affected by injuries and who has kept him off the field for several months.

The Real Madrid defender has become the first white player to appear on a list of the Spanish team since March this year. The last white player to be called up to the national team was Sergio Ramos, who now plays for PSG in France.

The national team's goal seems to be very good right now, De Gea, Unai Simón and Robert Sánchez remain there. The center of the back of the team is also very good and where it has men like Iñigo Martínez, Eric García, Pau Torres and Laporte.

Gayá and Jordi Alba return on the left side, so Marco Alonso has been left out of the squad despite having a very good performance in the last Nations League cup where they finished second after losing the final against France.

There have hardly been some modifications in the midfield where Busquets and Rodri are two immovable pieces for Luis Enrique, while the four interiors will be Merino, Soler, Koke and Gavi, Soler returns to the national team after missing the last call due to injury, who made a very good premiere game in the month of September.

A harrowing classification

Spain has had a very intense year, where the Eurocup and the final tour of the Nations League have cost them a greater effort than usual, but now they have another dish to finish before the end of the year, perhaps one of the most desired and complicated.

In these next two matches, Spain is playing six very important points for qualifying for the Qatar World Cup. If Spain does not beat Greece this Thursday, November 11, and Sweden on Sunday, November 14, then the team would be left for the play-off with an uncertain future.

Once there, he will have to face two qualifying rounds per single match in March to confirm his pass to the final phase. This is how Luis Enrique and his team cannot have a margin of error, since this would generate a concern in the Spanish of not being able to attend the World Cup event for the first time since 1974.

Summoned from Spain for the double date FIFA

Luis Enrique has already presented the players who will make up these two rounds of knockouts. Two key games for what will be his pass to Qatar 2022, the summoned have been the following:

  • Goalkeepers: Unai Simón, David de Gea and Robert Sánchez.

  • Defenders: Carvajal, Azpilicueta, Eric García, Laporte, Íñigo Martínez, Pau Torres, José Luis Gayá and Jordi Alba.

  • Midfielders: Rodri, Gavi, Koke, Busquets, Soler and Merino.

  • Forwards: Sarabia, Morata, Yeremi Pino, Fornals, Rodrigo, Ansu Fati, Brahim and Dani Olmo.