Luis Enrique, Lars Olsen name Spain, Faroe Islands squads

Spain coach Luis Enrique and Faroe Islands coach Lars Olsen named the squads for their first two matches from the European Qualifiers. The Faroe Islands will be facing Malta on Saturday 23, kick-off at 18:00, and Spain on Tuesday 26, kick-off at 20:45.

Luis Enrique named a number of new faces ahead of the matches against Norway and Malta.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Atletico Madrid duo Koke and Saul were missing from the 23-man squad but Sevilla’s Jesus Navas is back.

The new faces include Sevilla defender Sergi Gomez, Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales and Getafe striker Jaime Mata.

Spain open their Euro 2020 qualification campaign at home to Norway in Valencia on March 23, then visiting Malta on March 26.

The players selected by Luis Enrique are:
David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea FC), Pau López (Real Betis Balompié), Juan Bernat (Paris Saint Germain), Sergi Gómez (Sevilla FC), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Mario Hermoso (RCD Espanyol de Barcelona), Íñigo Martínez (Athletic Club), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), José Luis Gayà (Valencia CF), Sergi Roberto (FC Barcelona), Jesús Navas (Sevilla FC), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid CF), Fabián Ruiz (SSC Napoli), Rodri Hernández (Club Atlético de Madrid), Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona), Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF), Sergio Canales (Real Betis Balompié), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid CF), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia CF), Iker Muniain (Athletic Club), Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid), Jaime Mata (Getafe CF).

On Monday, Faroe Islands coach Lars Olsen named the squad for the two clashes with Malta and Romania away from home.

The only new face selected by Olsen is Under-21 international goalkeeper Karstin Hansen of Skála ÍF.

The Faroe Islands squad is made up of:
Gunnar Nielsen (FH – ICE), Teitur M. Gestsson (HB Tórshavn), Karstin Hansen (Skála ÍF), Atli Gregersen (Víkingur), Odmar Færø (Ham Kam – NOR), Viljormur Davidsen (Vejle BK – DEN), Magnus Egilsson (HB Tórshavn), Gilli R. Sørensen (SK Brann – NOR), Sonni Ragnar Nattestad (FC Fredericia – DEN), Heini Vatnsdal (Fremad Amager – DEN), Rene Shaki Joensen (Grindavík – ICE), Hallur Hansson (AC Horsens – DEN), Brandur H. Olsen (FH – ICE), Rógvi Baldvinsson (Bryne FK – NOR), Kaj Leo í Bartalsstovu (Valur – ICE), Árni Frederiksberg (B36 Tórshavn), Sølvi Vatnhamar (Víkingur), Jóan Símun Edmundsson (DSC Arminia Bielefeld – GER), Jákup L. Thomsen (FH – ICE), Klæmint A. Olsen (NSÍ Runavík)

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