Spain recalls players for EC friendly

17th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 August 2007, MADRID (AP) – Spain's national football team has recalled defenders Mariano Pernia, Pablo Ibanez and Juanito Gutierrez for next week's European Championship friendly against Greece.

17 August 2007

MADRID (AP) – Spain's national football team has recalled defenders Mariano Pernia, Pablo Ibanez and Juanito Gutierrez for next week's European Championship friendly against Greece.

Coach Luis Aragones said on Friday the three will replace FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol, Sevilla's Javi Navarro and Villarreal's Joan Capdevila who are out with injuries.

Argentina-born Pernia and Pablo both play for Atletico Madrid while Juanito stars for Betis.
Espanol striker Luis Garcia was also back on the list for the match next Wednesday in Greece.

Valencia supplies six players for the 18-man squad.

Spain is second in its qualifying group for next year's European Championship, three points behind Sweden ahead of matches against Iceland and Latvia next month.

(Copyright AP with Expatica 2007)

Subject: Spanish news

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