Only a few days remain before the FIFA World Cup 2022 gets underway in Qatar. Ahead of the tournament, Spain have confirmed the kit numbers for the 26 players that will be participating in the world event.
Of the 26 players selected by manager Luis Enrique, there are two footballers from Real Madrid in the form of Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have three representatives in the La Roja squad in Alvaro Morata, Marcos Llorente and Koke.
And they have now learned their kit numbers for the World Cup.
As per the information released by the Spanish national team, Asensio will be donning the #10 kit at the World Cup in Qatar.
The Real Madrid winger has had his ups and downs at the club level this term but continues to enjoy the faith of Enrique in the national team setup and will have an important role to play.
Meanwhile, Carvajal, who will likely be the second-choice right-back behind Cesar Azpilicueta, has been handed the #20 jersey for the tournament.
As for the Atletico Madrid contingent, Koke will be donning the #8 kit whereas Morata will wear the #7 shirt and Llorente will be taking the #6 jersey for Spain.
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Spain will play a friendly encounter against Jordan later this week before kicking off their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on November 23. La Roja will also face Germany and Japan in Group E.
Having crashed out of the last World Cup at the group stages, Spain will be hoping to improve on that this time out.
Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid
Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.
Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”
He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.
“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”
The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”
And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.
“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”
Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.
“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”
“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.
And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.
“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”
Source: Mundo Deportivo