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Real Madrid starlet among the 20 finalists for the Golden Boy Award 2022



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According to journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is among the top 20 finalists of the prestigious Golden Boy award. Interestingly enough, he is the only Real Madrid player to feature in the list of top 20.

Golden Boy award is a yearly individual honour given by sports journalists to players playing in Europe under the age of 21. Established by Tuttosport in 2003, several representatives from the top newspapers across the continent get to make a vote.

Former Ajax midfielder Rafael van der Vaart was the first-ever winner of the title in 2003 and Barcelona midfielder Pedri is the current title holder. Out of the 19 editions of the title, players from France and Spain have won it a joint-highest three times.

This includes the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe from France while Cesc Fabregas, Isco and Pedri from Spain. Furthermore, while Manchester United has had the highest representation in the past (three), a Real Madrid player is yet to be adjudged with the title.

Going by the words of Francesc Aguilar, Camavinga, despite enjoying a great 2021-22 season with Real Madrid, is far from winning the trophy this year, as it is currently being contested between Gavi and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.

Camavinga made a total of 40 appearances across all competitions in his debut campaign with the team. While his outings in La Liga were limited to just 26 appearances, he went on to play in each of Madrid’s 10 UEFA Champions League games last season.

This includes a substitute appearance in the final, which Real won 1-0 courtesy of Vinicius Jr’s 59th-minute strike.

Meanwhile, apart from the mentioned names, the likes of Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund), Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool), Ansu Fati (Barcelona) and Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) are among the most notable nominees this year.

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Official: Real Madrid duo start for Spain against Luka Modric’s Croatia



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Spain will begin their UEFA Euro 2024 journey in a little over an hour with a clash against Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Ahead of the match, Luis de la Fuente has announced the starting lineup that will be taking the field for La Roja and two Real Madrid stars feature in the team.

Indeed, Los Blancos’ captain Nacho Fernandez gets the nod as one of the centre-backs amid some injury concerns for Spain.

Meanwhile, Dani Carvajal holds on to his usual place as the right-back for La Roja against Croatia.

There is no place in the starting lineup for Real Madrid forward Joselu, though, with De la Fuente preferring Alvaro Morata as his No. 9 instead.

While Croatia are yet to announce their starting lineup, it is all but certain that Real Madrid midfielder and legend Luka Modric will be in the team and will be captaining them against two of his club teammates today.

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