Spain Aims for Fourth Crown in 2024 Euro Cup with an Eye on Paris Games

Spain Aims for Fourth Crown in 2024 Euro Cup with an Eye on Paris Games

The Euro Cup is the big event on the Spanish team’s calendar for the year 2024. With the ticket taken in advance for Germany, the team Luis de la Fuente will seek the fourth crown in the home of the only team that has as many continental crowns as the Spanish team.

But the Euro It has an excellent traveling companion in the Federation’s priority objectives for next year: the Paris Games, to which Spain arrives as a silver medalist in the last ones.

There is still a way for Santi Denia shape the list that will be taken to a competition that will run from July 24 to August 9 and that changes with respect to previous editions in which 22 players can be taken and not just 18. In the men’s tournament, they must be players born from January 1, 2001, with the possibility of each team to take three outside that range. In the feminine there is no such distinction.

The ‘sacrifice’ that Pedri will have to make to get less injured

And that’s where the Barcelona trembles Due to the number of important players on his team that are of Olympic age and due to the precedent of Pedri. The canary was one of the six players who doubled Euro and Games in 2021. From that list (Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Pedri, Dani Olmo and Oyarzabal) he was the youngest and since then he has not stopped accumulating injuries. In fact, after the final of Tokio lost against Brazil in extra time, Pedri has suffered seven injuries, accumulated almost 400 days off and with Spain he has only played eight games out of 27.

The Federation is studying what to do, because at the age of being in Paris there are many players in the absolute dynamics: the same Pedri, Gavi, Balde, Lamine Yamal, Nico Williams, Ansu, Yéremy, Baena… In culé key, too Fermina player increasingly established in Xavi’s plans.

In Las Rozas It is understood that the clubs protect their interests, but also that the Games are a greater objective for the Federation. And the voice of the players remains, for whom the Olympic adventure is a unique experience.

If Spain goes far in Paris, the players called up will need at least two weeks of rest, more if there are cases in which they double up with the Euros. LaLiga It will start again in mid-August, with the first national team break scheduled between September 2 and 10. There will begin the qualification for the Final Four of the Nations League, whose draw will be in Paris on February 8 in Paris. In 2021, Luis Enrique gave a rest to the Olympic block in September and Spain started qualifying for Qatar with a defeat in Solna which then weighed until the last day to achieve direct access.

The goal that makes Lamine Yamal the youngest to score for Spain

Eric García, in age

The regulations of the Games allows qualified men’s teams to take three players outside the permitted age. Spain did it in 2012 with Javi Martínez, Mata and Adriánwho had been part of the classification by being in the Euro won in 2011. The first two did so after being world champions in South Africa. And they went to London weeks after winning the Euro in kyiv. In Tokyo, those places went to Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos and Mikel Merino. The pattern was the same: players who were part of the cycle that led the team to be Olympic. That is the idea that is maintained for this cycle. Within the permitted age it follows Eric Garcia (January 9, 2001), which was silver in Tokyo.

2023-11-14 21:49:41
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