The coach of the SpainLuis de la Fuente, called up the striker from Barcelona Ansu Fati to replace the injured Nico Williams, from Athletic Bilbao, in the dispute of the final phase of the League of Nationsthe Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Monday.
Nico Williams suffers from talalgia (heel pain) in his left foot and will not be recovered in time for the semi-final against Italyon the 15th of June, in the Netherlands.
Outside of De la Fuente’s first call-up, in March, Ansu Fati returns to ‘Roja’ after having played in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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This is the second change in the Spanish squad due to injury. Hours earlier, De la Fuente had called up the defender Real Madrid Nacho Fernández for David García, from Osasuna.
Spain will focus from next Friday to prepare for the semifinal against Italy.
If it wins, the Spanish team will face in the Nations League decision, on June 18, who passes between Netherlands e Croatiawho face each other on the 14th.
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