Yamal, Williams and Pedri not included in Spain's soccer squad for Paris Olympics

Lamine Yamal, Nico Williams and Pedri have not been included in Spain's Olympic soccer squad for next month's Paris Games despite being young enough to make the team.

The trio are younger than 23 but are playing with Spain at the European Championship in Germany and will get some time off after that tournament ends.

Fermín López and Álex Baena are the only two players who will do the double of Euros and Olympics. The Games tournament is played with under-23 squads but each nation can add three overage players.

Barcelona's teenage defender Pau Cubarsí, who was not included in the Euro squad, made the Olympic team.

The three over-age players picked by Olympic coach Santi Denia in his 22-player list were 23-year-old Sergio Gómez of Manchester City, 24-year-old Abel Ruiz from Sporting Braga and 24-year-old Juan Miranda of Real Betis.

The players will report to training camp on July 1. Spain will debut on July 24 against Uzbekistan. It will then face the Dominican Republic and Egypt in Group C.



Goalkeepers: Arnau Tenas (Paris Saint-Germain), Joan García (Espanyol), Alejandro Iturbe (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders: Juanlu Sánchez (Sevilla), Marc Pubill (Almería), Eric García (Barcelona), Pau Cubarsí (Barcelona), Jon Pacheco (Real Sociedad), Cristhian Mosquera (Valencia), Miguel Gutiérrez (Girona), Juan Miranda (Real Betis)

Midfielders: Aimar Oroz (Osasuna), Beñat Turrientes (Real Sociedad), Álex Baena (Villarreal), Adrián Bernabé (Parma), Pablo Barrios (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Fermín López (Barcelona), Sergio Gómez (Manchester City), Abel Ruiz (Sporting Braga), Samu Omorodion (Alaves), Sergio Camello (Rayo Vallecano), Diego López (Valencia)


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