Fran Merida named in World Cup squad

Fran Merida named in World Cup squad

A surprise decision from Arsenal has seen them allow Spain to include Fran Merida in their U20 World Cup squad for the forthcoming tournament in Egypt later this month. It had been presumed that the young Spaniard would get his chance in the Carling Cup but it seems that Arsenal have decided that the World Cup is a valuable experience that Fran will learn from.

He has been named alongside some other equally impressive talents, such as Sergio Asenjo and Bojan Krkic in a very strong line-up.

The Spanish squad in full:

  • Sergio Asenjo Andrés (Atletico)
  • Álvaro Domínguez Soto (Atletico)
  • Francisco Mérida Serrano (Arsenal)
  • Óscar De Marcos Arana (Athletic Bilbao)
  • Andreu Fontás Prat (Barcelona)
  • Oriol Romeu Vidal (Barcelona)
  • Bojan Krkic Pérez (Barcelona)
  • Aarón Ñíguez Esclapez (Celta Vigo)
  • Jose Luis Mato Sanmartín (Celta Vigo)
  • Didac Vila Roselló (Espanyol)
  • Daniel Parejo Muñoz (Getafe)
  • Tomás Mejías Osorio (Real Madrid)
  • César Azpilicueta Tanco (Osasuna)
  • Emilio Nsue López (Real Sociedad)
  • Alberto Botía Rabasco(Sporting Gijon)
  • José Ángel Valdés Díaz (Sporting Gijon)
  • Jordi Alba Ramos (Valencia)
  • Diego Mariño Villar (Villareal)
  • Marcos Gullón Ferrera (Villareal)
  • Víctor Laguardia Cisneros (Zaragoza)
  • Ander Herrera Agüera (Zaragoza)

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