International Matches

Spain's last match in the qualifying round of Euro 2000 against Israel will be played on Sunday 10th October in Albacete. Spain are already qualified for the finals in Holland and Belgium, but the game is important for Israel who still have a chance of finishing runners up. José Antonio Camacho only included one new cap in his squad, Valladolid's goalkeeper César, who has already agreed to join Real Madrid next season (by coincidence Deportivo's defender César got his first cap a couple of games ago and is also in the squad). With Cañizares injured, Toni will be probably be the first choice keeper, but César could make an appearance later in the game. Real Sociedad's De Pedro and Aranzábal were the two players left out from the squad chosen to play the last matches against Austria and Cyprus. The squad is as follows:

Keepers: Toni (Atlético de Madrid), César (Valladolid)

Defenders: Sergi (Barcelona), César (Deportivo), Michel Salgado and Hierro (Real Madrid), Paco (Zaragoza)

Midfield: Guerrero (Athletic Bilbao), Valerón (Atlético de Madrid), Guardiola and Luis Enrique (Barcelona), Engonga (Mallorca), Mendieta (Valencia)

Forwards: Etxeberria and Urzaiz (Athletic Bilbao), Munitis (Racing), Raúl and Morientes (Real Madrid)

Camacho surprised everyone calling up the entire under 20 world championship winning squad to play in the under 21 match against Israel on 9th October. Only Aranzubia, Gabri, Xavi and Marchena remained from the squad who qualified for the finals a month ago. The full squad is as follows:

Aranzubia, Yeste (Athletic Bilbao), Bermudo, Gabri, Xavi (Barcelona), Varela (Betis), Coira (Celta), Colsa (Racing), Aganzo (Real Madrid), Barkero (Real Sociedad), Marchena (Sevilla), Alvaro (Zaragoza), Felipe (Extremadura), Pablo (Huelva), Alex (Mérida), Jusue, Orbaiz (Osasuna), Rubén (Sporting).

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