Squad news


10 Oct 2006
Only Aouate enjoyed of a positive result with his national team. The rest of the players in international duty suffered defeats, Juli??n de Guzm??n even returned injured from the friendly match between Canada and Jamaica. Today Argentina and Spain will play a friendly encounter, Capdevila and Coloccini might participate on it.

Dudu Aouate was the only player that enjoyed of a positive result with his national team, the keeper participated in the 1-1 draw between Israel and Russia in Moscow. Aouate made a couple of saves and his team continues to be undefeated in the road to the EURO 2008, right now Israel has seven points and shares first place in group E together with England. The next game for the team coached by Dror Kashtan will be at home against Croatia (November 15th).

The players who spent the worst moments were the Spaniards. Joan Capdevila played 52 minutes against Sweden. The Catalan performed as left back and had a continuos presence in the offensive efforts in the team. Spain lost 0-2 and complicated its chances in group F. Right now the Spanish team has only conquered three points in three games, and the media has been asking for the exit of the coach Luis Aragon?Šs. So far the ex-Atl?Štico trainer has denied any intention of leaving his job.

The next game for Spain will take place on March of the following year, the rival will be Denmark. But first Spain will play today a friendly match against Argentina in Murcia. Precisely Capdevila would face Fabricio Coloccini, one of his team mates in Deportivo. The result of this match could be the last thing worrying the Spanish media, but the negative environment surrounding coach Luis Aragon?Šs could cause novelties after the confrontation.

Javier Arizmendi and Antonio Barrag??n were other players that suffered the poor moment lived by Spain's national teams. They were called up for the second-leg game in the play-offs for the U-21 European Championship that will take place on the next year. The Spanish team drew 0-0 with Italy in the first-leg, but they weren't able to manage the result at home and Italy achieved a 2-1 win in the second match. In this way Spain suffered another blow and get eliminated from the tournament and from the Olympic games.

Arizmendi performed as right winger, it was the same job that he fulfilled during the first-leg. He demonstrated sacrifice and will, but it wasn't enough. Coach I?ąaki Sanz replaced him with Jurado at minute 54th. Meanwhile, Barrag??n stayed out of the squad and he was even out of the bench.

Finally, Juli??n de Guzm??n participated last Saturday in a friendly match with Canada. The North American squad lost 1-2 in its visit to Jamaica. De Guzm??n played the match and gave an assist to Fulham's striker Radzinski in the goal of his team. But the midfielder suffered a strong blow in his left thigh. Depor's doctors have checked the injury and they indicated that De Guzm??n should rest for some days, in this way the Canadian player will probably miss the next liga match with Betis, and the friendly game with Racing Vilalb?Šs that will take place tomorrow (12h00).

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