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

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