SC Braga striker Abel Ruiz is the biggest surprise in calling up Luis Enrique for the next three games of the Spanish team, and this was his first appearance in the first team. In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Spain will play on September 2, 5 and 8 against Sweden (Stockholm), Georgia (Badakhoz) and Kosovo (Pristina).
Ruiz was previously with the under-21 selection in the Euro class, as Spain were eliminated by Portugal in the semi-finals. If he plays now, it wouldn’t be his first international, as the under-21 player played against Lithuania’s first team in June, replacing the first team – in isolation due to Busquets’ positive test after the Portugal game – is international.
Those summoned were revealed by a video starring the coach, placing backpacks with players’ names on hangers in the dressing room.
As happened at Euro 2020, there are no Real Madrid players and Pedri, who had a little rest last season, is still on vacation.
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– Spanish Football Team (SeFutbol) August 26, 2021
Net keeper: David de Gea (Manchester United), Unai Simon (Athletic) and Robert Sanchez (Brighton)
Defenses: Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Raul Albiol (Villarreal), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Gaia (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Aymeric Laporte (Man City) Inigo Martinez (Athletic).
Media: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Marcos Llorente (Atlético), Koke (Atlético), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Rodri (City), Brice Mendes (Celta), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad)
Forwards: Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Abel Ruiz (Braga), Adama Traore (Wolverhampton), Pablo Fornals (West Ham) and Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain).
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