Spain U-19 coach, Luis Milla, today revealed a list of 22 players who will assemble at the Soccer City of Las Rozas, Madrid, from July 4th-14th in preparation for the final phase of the European U-19 Championship, which will be held in Caen, France, from the 15th to 30th of next month.
Among those named, the bulk of the list is formed by FC Barcelona players, with a total of seven. Three Juvenil A players namely Alejandro ‘Alex’ Sanchez (GK, 19), Carles Planas (LB, 19), Ruben Rochina (CF, 19) and four Barca Atletic players namely Martin Montoya (RB, 19), Marc Bartra (CB, 19), Oriol Romeu (DM, 18) and Thiago Alcantara (19, AM) have been called up.
Spain will have to go through a ‘Group of death’ containing the likes of Croatia, Portugal and Italy, in order to have a shot at winning the title.
Complete Squad List:
Athletic Bilbao: Aitor Fernández, Diego Royo and Iker Muniain
Atletico de Madrid: Jorge Pulido, Sergio Keko Gonten ‘Resurreccion’ and ‘Jorge Koke’
FC Barcelona: Alejandro ‘Alex’ Sanchez, Martin Montoya, Carles Planas, Marc Bartra, Ruben Rochina, Oriol Romeu, Thiago Alcantara
Real Betis: Ezequiel Calvente
Celta Vigo: Hugo Mallo
Hercules: Francisco ‘Kiko’ Femenia
Liverpool: Daniel Pacheco
Real Madrid: Rodrigo Moreno and Alejandro ‘Alex’ Fernandez
Real Racing Club: Sergio Canales (after ~30th June, Real Madrid)
Real Zaragoza: Ramiro Mayor
Sevilla FC: Antonio M. Luna