Spain kicks off the qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup on 16 September to be held in Australia and New Zealand. Jorge Vilda will give this Tuesday (11:30) the list of summoned for the duels against the Faroe Islands and Hungary, a Citation that could have new faces in the national team and where the protagonism would focus on Barcelona, Real Madrid, Levante and Atlético de Madrid.
The Spanish team starts an exciting season that will culminate with the European Championship in England from July 6 to 31, 2022. An extra reason for the players to give a plus and enter the orbit of a Jorge Vilda who has more and more applicants for his calls. The Madrid coach could include the first news in this first appointment where he has significant casualties. Players like Jenni Hermoso, Eva Navarro, Marta Cardona or Maite Oroz, who have been on the last lists, may not be due to injury, while others like Lola Gallardo, Andrea Pereira or Marta Corredera they could be replaced as they are not currently starters on their teams.
Doubts on all lines
Sandra Paños and Misa Rodríguez are fixed in goal. The Alicante and Canary Islands could be accompanied on this occasion by Maria Valenzuela (Levante) who at 18 years old is already a very starter in Levante, although other names such as Patricia Larqué (Rayo Vallecano) or Yolanda agirre (Napoli) could also enter the bidding.
In defense they start as the first line of fire Irene Paredes, Mapi León, Ona Batlle, Ivana Andrés, Laia Aleixandri and Olga Carmona. Versatility and fitness make players like Lucia Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Maria Mendez (I raised), Nuria Mendoza (I raised), Laia Codina (Milan) and Carmen Menayo (Atlético de Madrid) are running for their first chance with the senior team.
The center of the field is where Spain has the most overbooking. Although the trident formed by Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmatí and Alexi Putellas It seems unquestionable, Vilda has to choose alternatives and that is where the variables appear. Athenea del Castillo (Real Madrid), Teresa Abelleira (Real Madrid), Nerea Eizagirre (Real society), Irene Guerrero (Lift) and Lucia Garcia (Athletic Club) already know what it is to go with the group; Barbara Latorre (Atlético de Madrid) and Sheila Garcia (Atlético de Madrid) could re-enter after their good start to the season; while Maitane Lopez (Atlético de Madrid), Leire Bathrooms (Lift) and Damaris Egurrola (Olympie Lyonnais) are crying out for a chance.
The focus is on the goal
At the tip of the spear they depart as fixed Mariona Caldentey, Esther González, Nahikari García and Alba Redondo. Taking into account the goal and the state of form, it is necessary to appoint Bruna Vilamala (Barcelona), Claudia pina (Barcelona), Amaiur Sarriegi (Royal Society) or Nekane Diez (Athletic Club).
Spain will start its way to the World Cup in the Faroe Islands, a team that currently occupies position 95 in the FIFA ranking and against which Spain has never measured itself to date. The duel will be played on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tórsvøllur stadium in Tórshavn. Five days later, the Tuesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m., Spain will face Hungary, 44 in the FIFA ranking, at the Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion in Budapest. Group B, where our national team is framed, is completed by Scotland and Ukraine. The first of the group obtains a direct ticket for the World Cup event, while the second place allows to play a play-off of repechage.