Spain have confirmed that injured left-back Jose Gaya shall be changed of their 26-player World Cup squad by Barcelona teenager Alejandro Balde.
Valencia stalwart Gaya picked up an ankle downside throughout coaching on Wednesday, and regardless of preliminary hopes that he could be match for the event, he has needed to withdraw from the squad on the eve of the finals.
In his place, Luis Enrique has surprisingly opted to name uncapped 19-year-old Balde into the fold.
Balde has made simply 23 appearances for Barcelona’s first staff and has needed to fill in at right-back up to now this season because of damage issues throughout the backline.
Nonetheless, he has put in a number of spectacular performances for Barça this time period and has even ousted Jordi Alba from the beginning XI at occasions.
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He had been coaching with Spain’s U21 setup in current days and so will be part of the senior setup in Qatar match and able to play.
Balde’s inclusion means Barcelona now have 17 gamers representing them at this winter’s World Cup.
Spain will kick off their group stage marketing campaign in opposition to Costa Rica subsequent Wednesday.