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THE RETURN OF GALICIA

27 Dec 2006
The Riazor will witness the return of Galicia's national team today. It's the second official game for a squad that debuted this past year against Uruguay. This time the rival is Ecuador. Once again, Arsenio Iglesias and Fernando V??zquez will coach the team, and two Depor youngsters have been included in the list of players who were called up: Barrag??n and Iago. The game will take place at (18h00).

The complete list of called players is: Iago Iglesias, Antonio Barrag??n (Deportivo); Jonathan Vila, Roberto Lago (Celta); Diego L??pez, M?­chel Salgado (Real Madrid); Rub?©n Gonz??lez (Racing Santander); Emilio Viqueira (Recreativo); Juan Fuentes (Ponferradina); Jonathan Pereira (Villarreal); Ricardo Cabanas (Kologne); Nacho Novo (Glasgow Rangers); Fernando Maceda 'Nano' (C??diz); Roberto Fern??ndez, Diego Castro (Sporting Gij??n); Francisco Noguerol (Albacete); Manuel Borja Calvar 'Capi' (Murcia); Manuel Casti?±eiras (Tenerife); Borja Fern??ndez, Roberto Losada (Valladolid); Julio ?lvarez (Numancia); Roberto Trashorras (Las Palmas) and Pablo Cou?±ago (M??laga).

Of these players, there are six newcomers compared to the team that defeated Uruguay last year: goalkeeper Roberto from Sporting, Depor's defender Barrag??n, his team mate Iago Iglesias, defender Manuel Casti?±eiras from Tenerife, Celta's youngster Roberto Lago and Jonathan Pereira from Villarreal.

Meanwhile, Ecuador's coach, Luis Fernando Su??rez, is arriving in La Coru?±a with the following squad: Goalkeepers: Cristian Mora (Liga de Quito) and Dami??n Lanza (without club).  Defenders: Jairo Monta?±o (Barcelona Quito), Iv??n Hurtado (Al Ahli), Ren??n Calle (El Nacional), Omar De Jes??s (El Nacional), Paul Ambrossi (Liga de Quito), Arlin Ayov?­ (Olmedo) and Jos?© Perlaza (Olmedo). Midfielders: Segundo Castillo (FK Crvena Zvezda), Marlon Ayov?­ (Universidad Cat??lica), Cristian Lara (Al Wakrah), Pedro Qui?±??nez (El Nacional), David Quir??z (El Nacional), Eder Vaca (Deportivo Azogues), Cristian Noboa (Emelec) and Luis Saritama (Tigres Monterrey). Strikers: Edmundo Zura (Imbabura), Cristian Ben?­tez (El Nacional) and Felipe Caicedo (Basilea).

World Cup participants Edwin Tenorio (Barcelona Quito), Giovanny Espinoza (Liga de Quito), Patricio Urruita (Liga de Quito) and Agust?­n 'Tin' Delgado (Liga de Quito) aren't part of the team since FIFA suspended them because of a big fight that occurred in the national championship.

Ecuador’s squad includes six players who are currently playing in foreign leagues: defender Iv??n Hurtado (Al Ahli), midfielders Segundo Castillo (FK Crvena Zvezda), Marlon Ayov?­ (Universidad Cat??lica), Cristian Lara (Al Wakrah), Luis Saritama (Tigres Monterrey), and striker Felipe Caicedo (Basilea). Striker Carlos Tenorio (Al Sadd) and midfielder Luis Valencia (Wigan Athletic) weren't included in the list. Ecuador will also play a friendly match against Murcia’s national team on December 30th.

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