Just hours after landing in Colombia Álvaro Domínguez, Juanfran and Adrián López woke up to some wonderful news.
They got to travel all the way back over the Atlantic for another 14 hour flight.
The trio were called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for friendlies against Serbia and South Korea on 26 and 30 May.
Domínguez was called up back in August but is yet to make his debut for La Roja, while his two teammates debut on the list. It’s a reward for the excellent season they have had, finishing the season on a 9-game unbeaten run and with the Europa League title added to their list of honours.
Surprisingly Del Bosque named Domínguez as the Rojiblanco most likely to make it in the Marquis’ final selection for Euro 2012, even if the centre back wasn’t a regular for Diego Simeone.
When asked about the three Atlético players, Del Bosque said:
“The most likely to go [to Euro 2012] is Domínguez. They have had a good season and because of the needs we have for this team we’re going to look if they will make it to the European Championship.”
On the 27th of May the final list for the tournament will be announced. You can find the preliminary list, which excludes players from Barcelona, Athletic and Chelsea, on the RFEF website.
Would you take Adrián, Álvaro and Juanfran to the tournament?