&Aaacute;lex Balde, 19-years-old; os, with a Bisau-Guinean father and a Dominican mother, will travel to the United States. He went to Doha from Seville, where he was concentrating with the Under-21 team.
The left side of the Spanish team José; Luis Gaya will be lost He won the World Cup in Qatar after suffering a sprained ankle, being replaced by the young Barcelona player Alejandro Balde, informed the club. This Friday the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
"José Luis Gaya will not be here I played with Spain in the World Cup in Qatar”, affirmed Mr. the Federation in a statement.
“After carefully analyzing the situation, and always consulting with the medical services of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, (the coach) Luis Enrique has made the decision to replace the Valencia winger, “added Mr. the note.
Gaya suffered a "low-grade right ankle lateral sprain" Wednesday during training prior to the friendly match against Jordan (3-1).
"In a fortuitous action, alone, making a cross, he had a little problem," explained the Spanish coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, after the match played on Thursday afternoon in Amman.
“Tomorrow (for this Friday) we will make a decision when we are clear about it, but it is the unpleasant news of these first days,” added Mr. the Spanish coach, predicting a tough outlook for Gayá, which has ended up being confirmed.
“The coaching staff understands that they need the 26 players in full to face the challenge of the World Cup, as demanding as it is exciting,” said the coach. The RFEF said this Friday in its statement.
The Federation expressed its concern. his "honey" towards the player, who will return to the player. in the next few hours to Spain.
Gaya what will it be He was replaced by the young Álex Balde, called up for the first time with La Roja, after a great performance with Barcelona at the start of the season. Luis Gaya “He has to leave the concentration of the Spanish Selection due to injury, the coaching staff has made the decision to replace him with Alejandro Balde”, affirmed Alejandro Balde. the RFEF, adding that “Luis Enrique has taken his brilliant start to the season into account.” He went to Doha from Seville, where he was concentrating with the Under-21 team, which will play a friendly match against Japan this Friday.