Four Barça B players have been selected by Spain U21 coach Julen Lopetegui for the upcoming friendly match against Belgium, which will take place in Mechelen, Belgium on February 5th at 20:00 CET. The four players selected are Sergi Gómez, Alejandro Grimaldo, Luis Alberto and Gerard Deulofeu.
Amongst the four, only Deulofeu has so far played for the U21 team, while Grimaldo, Gómez and Luis Alberto will now have the chance to make their debuts for La Rojita. This friendly offers an opportunity for the players to impress Lopetegui ahead of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship which will be held in June 2013 at Israel.
The players will fly on February 4th to Belgium , where they will stay until the day after the match. The youngsters will then return to training with Eusebio’s Barcelona B on Thursday the 7th.
The list of players selected for the match is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Dani Sotres
Defenders: Jon Aurtenetxe, Dani Carvajal, Jordi Amat, Sergi Gómez, Alejandro Grimaldo, Ignasi Miquel
Midfielders: Óliver Torres, Saúl Ñíguez, Pablo Sarabia, Pedro Mba Obiang, Rubén Pardo, Jesús Joaquín Fernández “Suso”
Forwards: Juan Bernat, Gerard Deulofeu, Luis Alberto, Paco Alcácer
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