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Pedri’s Spain, on stage against Egypt

Six parties are what separate Spain of the Olympic gold in men’s football of these Tokyo 2020 Games. The road to it starts this Thursday (9.30 am peninsular time) in the Sapporo dome with a debut before Egypt which will serve as the opening match of the tournament, and the team led by Luis de la Fuente does not want surprises. The Selection part with the undisputed favorite poster not only for this duel but also with regard to getting to the top drawer of the podium on August 7 Yokohama. But football is not an exact science, as has been shown many times throughout history, and surely it will be a sweat to ensure that you return home with the most precious metal hanging from your neck.

Of the 22 cited by Luis de la Fuente, a total of six were under the orders of Luis Enrique on the Eurocup. Unai Simon, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal and a Pedri González who monopolizes all the spotlights and, like his teammates, aspires to remove the bad taste in his mouth that the elimination against Italy in the semifinals of the Eurocup with a gold in these Tokyo 2020 Games.

The quoted Pedri points to ownership in the engine room, predictably next to Zubimendi to the detriment of Mikel merino searching Luis De la Fuente balance despite the fact that doing without the latter is a luxury. Ahead of them, Marco Asensio, Dani ceballos and Dani Olmo so that the spearhead ends in Mikel Oyarzabal, although it is not ruled out that Rafa mir act as a reference and one of the mentioned three-quarter line is euthanized. It seems unlikely, however, that a Ceballos that enjoys all the confidence of the Riojan technician and has in these Tokyo Games a wonderful opportunity to relaunch your career.

As for the defensive line, in the central duo Pau Torres it seems like fixed next to Eric Garcia or from Jesus Vallejo, while on the two sides there are serious doubts. Mingueza Y Oscar Gil they dispute the position on the right, and Cucurella Y Miranda they do the same in the left lane. But be that as it may, there will be four players just ahead of Unai Simon under sticks.

Regarding the rival, in Egypt conspicuous by its absence a Mohamed salah who was cited by his federation to be one of the three over 24 that each team can have but will not be in Tokyo because the Liverpool deprived him of it. Among those who are, the central defender stands out Ahmed hegazy, with experience in A series and the Premier League, but the rest are footballers who have not left football in their country and therefore totally unknown to the general public. Two teams from each group qualify for the quarterfinals, and in C the clear favorites are Spain Y Argentina to the detriment of Egypt Y Australia.

The objective of Luis de la Fuente and theirs is to achieve an Olympic gold that would be the second in the history of Spanish football, and there is the curious circumstance that in Barcelona’92, an appointment in which the one who is the only one to date won, Egypt also crossed the path of Spain towards glory. It was in the second meeting of the three of the group stage and the team then led by Vicente Miera won 2-0 at Mestalla with goals from Solozabal Y Paco Soler.

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