International Matches - Under 17

Spain 1 - Algeria 1

Spain: Ricardo (Celaya 46'); Dalmau (Blázquez 46'), Sergi Gómez, Blanchar, Aurtenetxe; Koke, Cifo (Sergi 46'), Kevin (Borja 60'), Muñiz (Muñaín 46'), Edu Ramos (Alex 56'); Sobrino (Guillermo 72'). 4-2-3-1.
Algeria: Merzouki; Cheheima, Charchar, Bekakchi, Ferkous, Besas, Toulait (Boughoula 46'), Baada, Ait-Fergane, Youces (Khalfoun 81'), Khidea. Goals: 1-0. 15. Sobrino; 1-1. 49. Baada.

Spain's under 17 side were held to a 1-1 draw by Algeria on Tuesday night in Roces (Asturia). With his side qualified for the next stage of the European championship, Ginés Meléndez used the occasion to try out new players. Real Madrid's Rubén sobrino opened the scoring after Valencia's Cifo set him up early in the first half, and Sobriono and Kevin could both have increased the lead later in the first half. The North Africans equalised though through Baada soon after the restart, and although Aurtenetxe and Borja both went close, the scoreline remained unmoved.

Full squad:

Keepers: Ricardo (Real Madrid), Celaya (Real Sociedad);
Defenders: Aurtenetxe (Athletic Bilbao), Blanchar, Dalmau and Sergi Gómez (Barcelona), Blázquez (Espanyol);
Midfielders: Koke (Atlético Madrid), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Edu Ramos (Málaga), Alex (Real Madrid), Muñiz (Sporting Gijón), Cifo (Valencia), Kevin La Cruz (Zaragoza);
Forwards: Muniain (Athletic Bilbao), Borja "Bastón" (Atlético Madrid), Sobrino (Real Madrid), Guillermo (Sporting Gijón), Izco (Valencia).

Muniain replaced Sarabia (Real Madrid), who was injured.