Eric Garcia from Martorell will begin his adventure at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday with the Spanish national football team. After participating in the European Championship with the absolute, Garcia will be part of an Olympic team that has aspirations to play a big role in Japan.
Luis de la Fuente’s team, in Group C in the first phase, will make their debut in the competition this Thursday (9.30am) against Egypt. Spain will play the second duel on July 25 (12.30pm) against Australia, and on Wednesday 28th (1pm) it will close the group stage against Argentina.
The Spanish Olympic team traveled to Japan in the middle of last week and on Saturday already played a friendly against the host team, which ended in a draw (1-1). A goal by Carlos Soler in the final stretch restored equality to the scoreboard after the initial goal of the Japanese team. Eric Garcia entered the game for Óscar Mingueza as the match clock showed 56 minutes.
The Martorell native will play a second international tournament this summer, after having done so with the absolute selection in the European Championship. So, Garcia does not stop his activity and the appointment in Japan will be the last commitment before starting training with FC Barcelona.
The Olympic call for ‘La Roja’ is made up of 22 footballers: Unai Simón (Athletic Club), Álvaro Fernández (SD Huesca), Iván Villar (RC Celta); Óscar Mingueza and Eric Garcia (FC Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal CF), Jesús Vallejo (Granada CF), Óscar Gil (RCD Espanyol), Juan Miranda (Real Betis); Marc Cucurella (Getafe CF), Martín Zubimendi and Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Carlos Soler (Valencia CF), Jon Moncayola (CA Osasuna), Pedri González (FC Barcelona); Rafa Mir (Wolverhampton), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Javi Puado (RCD Espanyol), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) and Bryan Gil (Sevilla FC).
Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.
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