The pandemic forced the 13th edition of Women’s Euros to be postponed. The event will now kick off on July 6 across 10 stadiums in England. The deadline for clubs to submit their 23-player roster was Sunday, June 26. Let’s have a look at the Real Madrid players who were selected.
Six Real Madrid players in the Spain squad
Jorge Vilda has named six Real Madrid players who he believes can help him win the trophy. Along with the host nation England, Spain is one of the favourites to win the Euros. They are grouped together in the group of death with Germany, Denmark, and Finland.
Although she recently moved up the pecking order to surpass Lola Gallardo, Misa Rodriguez, a 22-year-old Spanish prodigy, will compete for minutes alongside Sandra Paos and Lola Gallardo.
Ivana Andreas, the unofficial fourth captain of Spain’s national team, occasionally starts but generally fills in for Mapi or Irene and offers excellent defensive support.
Along with Leila and Ona, the rising talent Olga Carmona will compete for the starting position. The teenage player made her national team debut earlier after making a huge impression on the Spanish coach.
Salma Paralluelo, the 18-year-old Villarreal forward, suffered an injury on June 29 and Teresa Abelleira was chosen to take her place. Even though the Real Madrid midfielder who was selected to replace a forward would likely only be utilised as a substitute, she hopes to find some minutes.
Esther González, the star attacker for Real Madrid, will be a crucial component for Jorge Vilda in Jenni Hermoso’s absence. Esther will strive to win back her fans’ trust and support the team despite the severe criticism she has recently received.
Athenea del Castillo, a 21-year-old Spanish superstar, has repeatedly demonstrated why she deserves to be chosen. If she makes the most of the minutes that are given to her, she will be trying to establish herself and let the world know just how good she is this summer.
The fact that Claudia Zornoza was not included in the Final team, despite being picked up for the provisional squad, infuriated me the most. It would not be an overstatement to call her one of the best and most talented midfielders. It’s unfortunate that she was overlooked.
Only one Real Madrid player in the Denmark squad
Sofie Svava, a recent Real Madrid signing, was selected for the Danish national squad, which is in the same group as Germany, Spain, and Finland, but Caroline Møller was not, as Nadia Nadim was able to recover from her ACL injury in time for the W-Euros.
Denmark finished second in the 2017 edition of this competition, and there is no doubt that they will compete fiercely in the group of death. It will be fun to watch our girls play against each other.
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Here’s me hoping that our supporters would tune in to watch our girls as efforts to increase interest in women’s football continue. Here’s a list of streaming services that will be broadcasting the Women’s Euros matches if you’re wondering where to watch the games.