Spain and France, the two European superpowers, have announced their squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. Didier Deschamps’ 23-man squad did not include Oliver Giroud. Corona is not positive as Angolo Kanteo. On the other hand, no Real Madrid footballer has got a place in the Spanish squad of Luis Enrique again. Inigo Martinez to say the least. The coach says he has chosen the best squad for the current season.
World champion France is in the phase of Saturn. In the faded Euro Championship, this team of the country is also playing in the World Cup qualifiers. Only one win in the last 6 matches. The possibility of a major reshuffle in the French squad for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League has already been hinted at. That blow fell on Oliver Giroud.
Ben Yedder is back in the team with the Pavards. Excluding Tolisso, Madada, Kingsley Koman and Tassam Lema. The coach is relying on Benzema-Mbappe in the forward again. The France coach said, “We have given the best team in the current time. Giroud has to prove himself again. He’s a great footballer and I know he’ll be back. Kant is always our auto choice. But Mate Guenduji, who came as his alternative, is also great. There has been a lot of talk about our form lately. But I know how anxious the boys are to come back.
The Spanish team did not keep Enrique as well as the country in the election. Saf said that there is no Madrid footballer in his plan. Although Ansu Fati returned to the Barcelona team after 10 months of injury, the coach did not keep him in the squad due to extra caution. Even more surprising than the return of Marco Alonso and Atletico Madrid’s Laurent three years later is the inclusion of 18-year-old Barাa midfielder Pavlo Martin Gavi.
The Spain coach said: “I am tired of trying to answer why Real Madrid have no one. In my eyes, I have put the best in the team. The club is not an issue here. I remember seeing the cow in Barcelona. I want to play in the semis just like I played in the Euro Championship. ‘ Spain will face hosts Italy in Milan on Wednesday in a bid to reach the final of the League of Nations. France will play another match against Belgium.
Goalkeepers: Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernández (Bayern), Theo Hernández (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris), Jules Koundé (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern), Raphaël Varane (Man. United)
Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Paul Pogba (Man. United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Monaco), Jordan Veretout (Roma)
Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Anthony Martial (Man. United), Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Man. United), Robert Sánchez (Brighton), Unai Simón (Athletic)
Defenders: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric García (Barcelona), Aymeric Laporte (Man. City), Iñigo Martínez (Athletic), Pedro Porro (Sporting CP), Sergio Reguilón (Tottenham), Pau Torres (Villarreal)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Pablo Fornals (West Ham), Gavi (Barcelona), Koke (Atlético), Marcos Llorente (Atlético), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Pedri (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City)
Forwards: Yeremi Pino (Villarreal), Pablo Sarabia (Sporting CP), Ferran Torres (Man. City)