MADRID (AP) — Taking advantage of Spanish clubs’ obligation to release players, Spain will take six members from its European Championship squad to the Tokyo Olympics.
Olympic coach Luis de la Fuente announced a list of 22 players on Tuesday including Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Pedri González, Mikel Oyarzabal and Dani Olmo. They are in the Euro 2020 squad that on Monday advanced to the quarterfinals.
Simón, García and Pedri were in the starting lineup as Spain defeated Croatia 5-3 in extra time in Copenhagen. Torres and Olmo also have started for Spain at Euro 2020.
“These players will arrive greatly motivated, with greater experience,” De la Fuente said. “They are young players with spectacular quality. Hopefully they will arrive just after the (Euro 2020) final, after having won the title.”