National call ups for four players

De Gea, Domínguez, Agüero and Tiago to play internationally this week


David de Gea and Álvaro Domínguez have been called up by Spain U21 coach Luis Milla. Fran Mérida was dropped after a disappointing performance against Finland, in which the midfielder was subbed off at half time.

Spain U21 play the two final matches of their qualification group for the European U21 Championships. On the 2nd of September they take on Holland in Alicante, and five days later the team travels to Poland for the last match.

The selection gets together on Monday, which most likely means De Gea and Domínguez will miss the UEFA Super Cup celebrations that take place on Tuesday.

Rubén Pérez, now on loan at Deportivo la Coruña, has also been selected.

Meanwhile on the 3rd and 7th of September Tiago will be playing with Portugal as they start their qualification campaign for the European Championships in 2012. Cyprus and Norway are the first opponents.

Simão was also selected for Portugal, but the winger announced his retirement from the national team this week.

Sergio Batista has selected Sergio Agüero for Argentina’s friendly against Spain on 7 September. The match will take place in the stadium of River Plate, meaning that Kun will have to travel all the way to South America.

  • Ringo Schut

    I guess it won’t be a huge problem that Tiago is with Portugal.
    I hope he’ll play both games, that will make it easier for us to give him match rhytm 🙂

    I’m guessing most players of the Argentine squad play in Europe, so wouldn’t it be smarter of both organizations (LFP and AFA) to plan the game in Spain?!

    I guess De Gea and Domínguez will join the squad on tuesday? We need De Gea against Sporting!

    So… Rubén Pérez is still favoured over Camacho. Weird, but it’s his decision. Also weird that he doesn’t give some new players the chance, considering that this squad has failed to accomplish beating Holland and others. Or is there something to earn as one of the best second placed teams or something?

    Still: Camacho > Rubén

  • Derek Maaijen

    Luis Milla is actually giving new players a shot, because he has selected Thiago (Barça) and Canales (Real), who are from Spain U19. He also has Juan Mata available. All direct rivals for Fran Mérida’s spot.

  • Edletico

    Surely though Fran Merida has the quality to earn a place. For example his goal first liverpool was amazing. I haven’t seen Thiago do anything like that for Barca. And I also agree that camacho is better than Ruben

  • Ringo Schut

    Well, one great goal doesn’t exactly mean you’re a great player 🙂

  • Edletico

    I know one goal doesn’t make you a great player but it shows what he can do. He didn’t play much for arsenal but when he did he looked good and under Quique and the team he can only improve