De la Fuente puts Ramos, Piqué in the prelist for Tokyo … and the rest of Primera

first_imgLuis de la Fuente has already sent the prelist for the Olympic Games, although no conclusion can be drawn. In her they are Ramos, Piqué, Navas… and the rest of Spanish players of First. The same happens with those of Second and with those who play abroad. There are also many Spanish footballers of the subsidiaries that play in Segunda B.The final list of 18 players must leave this prelist. No player who is not in it, whether under the age of 23 or older, cannot go. An important restriction, although with small print: there is no limit of soccer players. Therefore, De la Fuente has decided to include everyone so as not to close doors and also not to give any clues.In the final list only 18 players can appear and only three of them can be over 23 years old (the tournament is for those born from 1997). The decision on the three elders that will go is not taken, although very sharp. If everything goes normally, there will be three of the nine born in 1996 who were European Under-21 champions last summer (Sivera, Junior, Aguirregabiria, Fabián, Merino, Roca, Ceballos, Pedraza and Fornals). Today Ceballos, Fabián and Merino leave with advantage over the rest. Therefore, the possibility of going Ramos, Piqué, Navas or any of the players who have publicly expressed their desire to attend is remote. De la Fuente said in a recent interview with AS that “it doesn’t close the door for anyone.” It is true. There are seven months left until the Games and the picture can change a lot. There is an especially sensitive position: the center forward. There only Borja Mayoral is fixed and does not have much else to choose from De la Fuente among those under 23 who play regularly in First. Therefore, the coach knows that there may be the circumstance of having to take advantage of someone older than 23 who was not a champion last summer. But it is a possibility to which, in principle, it will only resort in case of necessity. If not, the exceptions will leave the group of nine players mentioned above …last_img read more

This is Cazorla’s leg

first_imgSanti Cazorla has not been able to exercise today with Villarreal as a result of the discomfort he has in his right leg. The Spaniard suffered a strong entry from Ander Capa, who in the assessment of Medié Jiménez and Gil Manzano (VAR) was only punished with a yellow card, which caused Villarreal’s anger.The image of Cazorla’s leg shows the roughness of the Bilbao soccer player’s entry and serves Villarreal to reaffirm his protests over the decisions taken by the referee and the VAR in his match against Athletic. Villarreal understands that Capa’s entrance was not willing to harm, although it was not judged accurately by the members of the party. This action is one of those protested by Villarreal in the letter he has issued to the Technical Committee of Referees.last_img read more

Living 957 minutes to the limit

first_imgFrom the already far away Espanyol-Mallorca On Matchday 23, on February 9, the tension accumulated over one of the most determining positions, the axis of the rear. That day, the day of the first and only parakeet victory in Cornellà-El Prat, Leandro Cabrera saw his fourth yellow card of the season (the other three he had received as a Getafe player), which left three of the central four on the verge of suspension.Oddly enough, it has remained that way until today, and at least until LaLiga resumes in the best of cases. And that in the last days Espanyol suffered expulsions such as that of Víctor Sánchez in Seville and that of David López in Valladolid. Up to 481 minutes Bernardo Espinosa endured with four yellow cards to his credit, since he saw her in the final stretch of Espanyol-Athletic on January 25. Those of Leandro Cabrera were 380, having been a starter and playing it all since his arrival on the winter market. And the third central in discord, Fernando Calero, had played 96 league minutes on the verge of sanction since he was booked, even with Pablo Machín on the bench, in the fateful Leganés-Espanyol. Between the three complete the 957-minute club living on the edge, what has a considerable merit It is a team that has been fighting at all times for permanence, with nerves on the surface. The only central defender who is not noticed is Naldo Gomes, who has not played since his gross mistake at Granada-Espanyol. Lluís López left in January on loan to Tenerife and David López has returned with Abelardo Fernández to his habitat in the midfield.last_img read more