FIFA World Cup 2022: Barcelona teenager Alejandro Balde has acquired his first World Cup call-up after Spanish left-back Jose Gaya was pressured to tug out of the competitors on account of an ankle damage.
Alejandro Balde controls the ball for FC Barcelona. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: FC Barcelona teenager Alejandro Balde has earned his first ever FIFA World Cup call-up on the age of 19. Spain introduced their choice on Friday, 18 November after Jose Gaya pulled out of the event on account of an ankle damage. Gaya, who performs as a left-back within the Spanish staff acquired injured in coaching selling Spain to make a fast choice.
The staff announce a press release mentioned that Gaya suffered a low-grade lateral sprain in his proper ankle whereas coaching in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday and can return to Spain in a while Friday.
Spain registered a pleasant 3-1 win over Jordan in a warm-up sport on Thursday, six days earlier than they face Costa Rica of their World Cup opener. Luis Enrique’s facet are additionally on account of play Germany and Japan in Group E.
Alejandro Balde shall be Gaya’s alternative within the squad for the 2010 world champions, with the 19-year-old incomes his first senior call-up. Balde performs as a left-back at FC Barcelona and is one among their brightest skills to come back out of their academy within the current instances. Balde has the distinctive potential to play in each side of the pitch and has the lungs to make explosive runs.
Balde has been recurrently chosen for the Barcelona first staff within the instances of disaster of the membership. The participant has been enjoying at proper again within the LaLiga, with the membership at present on the prime of the LaLiga desk with 37 factors from 14 video games.
Spain play their first sport towards Costa Rica on 23 November.