Luis Enrique Injects Youth, New Faces Into Spain’s Squad


Barcelona’s Ansu Fati has been called up to Spain’s national team for the first time on Thursday as coach Luis Enrique revamps the squad ahead of its return to competition.

Youngsters Eric García, Ferran Torres and Óscar Rodríguez also were called up for the Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine in September, as was Wolverhampton player Adama Traoré.

Among those not included were Jordi Alba, Saúl Ñíguez, Álvaro Morata, Francisco “Isco” Alarcón and Diego Costa. The more experienced players who made the list were Sergio Ramos, Jesús Navas, Sergio Busquets, Dani Carvajal, Thiago Alcántara, Marco Asensio and Rodrigo.





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