Just a few week's after Spain's under 19 side ended as runners-up in the European Championship, the next crop of youngsters have been called up for a friendly tournament in Japan. With Luis Milla taking over from López Caro at the under 21 level, Julen Lopetegui is the new man in charge of the under 19s, and he has named a squad of 18 players for this tournament, largely based on previous under 17 squads. Three games have been arranged, against hosts Japan, then a selection of players from the local Shizuoka region, and finally Ghana. (04.08.10)
Keepers: Edgar (Espanyol), Yeray (Mallorca);
Defenders: Aurtenetxe and Saborit (Athletic Bilbao), Dalmau and Muniesa (Barcelona), Blázquez and Jordi Amat (Espanyol), Carvajal (Real Madrid);
Midfielders: Sergio Roberto (Barcelona), Alex and Sarabia (Real Madrid), Pardo (Real Sociedad), Pedro Mba (Sampdoria);
Forwards: Alvaro Morata and Jese (Real Madrid), Isco and Paco Alcacer (Valencia).
PS: In the end Mba, Jese and Paco didn't travel with the group, and Edu Ramos, (Málaga), Kevin Lacruz (Zaragoza) and Rubén Sobrino (Real Madrid) went instead.