International Matches - Under 20

Atlantic Cup

Spain won the 29th Atlantic Cup, a four way international tournament which was played in the island of Gran Canaria at the beginning of February. The competition was a warm up for the under 20 World Cup which is due to be played at the end of March in the United Arab Emirates. Spain have been drawn together with Argentina, Uzbekistan and Mali in group B, with their first match against reigning champions Argentina in Dubai on 26th March. (06.02.03)

Canary Islands 0 - Spain 3

Spain comfortably won the first semi-final against the hosts, played at the municipal stadium in Maspalomas. Sergio Torres scored the first from the penalty spot and added a second from a free kick just after the break. José Armando Ufarte's side could have increased their lead later in the second half, but it was left to Sergio García to get a third near the end. Spain's opponents in the final will be Slovakia, who beat Gabon in the other semi-final.

Spain 3 - Slovakia 2

Spain won the final thanks to a Sergio Torres penalty in the second half of extra time. The East Europeans took the lead midway through the first half through Ivana, but Sergio García made it all square on the stroke of half time and Jonan put Spain ahead after the break. However Miliklas equalised near the end of ordinary time to take the game into a further thirty minutes.

Spanish squad:
Riesgo (Eibar), Moyà (Mallorca)
Defenders: Goikoetxea, Murillo, Solabarrieta (Athletic Bilbao), Peña (Barcelona), Ceballos, Jarque (Espanyol), Javier Flaño (Osasuna)
Midfielders: Manu, Sergio Torres (Atlético Madrid), Corominas (Espanyol), Carmelo (Las Palmas), Juanlu (Valencia), Pina (Zaragoza)
Forwards: Jonan García (Athletic Bilbao), Raúl Medina (Atlético Madrid), Sergio García (Barcelona).