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Luis Enrique sets the date for the announcement of Spain's list of participating in Euro 2020


Luis Enrique, the coach of the Spanish national football team, has set the date for the official announcement of the list of the team that will compete in the next European Nations Cup, "Euro 2020", which will start this summer, hours after a number of European teams announced their lists to participate in the tournament.


Luis Enrique confirmed, according to a report published in the Spanish newspaper, Marca, that he would announce the final list of the Spain national team on Thursday, May 27, for several reasons.


The newspaper pointed out that the lack of completion of the Spanish League Championship, in which there is a final round that will determine the champion of the current season, in addition to waiting for Villarreal in the European League final, "Europa League" are the main reason why the list has not been announced yet.


The Spanish national team camp will start at the end of May, specifically on the 31st of the same month, in preparation for the upcoming European Nations Championship.


The Spanish coach did not reveal whether he would benefit from the European Union’s decision to increase the number of players joining the list of teams participating in the Euro 2020 tournament to 26 or not, and to be satisfied with only 23.


In a related context, French Emeric Laporte, defender of the Manchester City team, will be able to play for Spain in the Euro 2020 European Championship next month, after FIFA approved his transformation to represent Spain, after obtaining her nationality in Earlier this week.


The FIFA Players' Status Committee said in a statement: "The player Emric Laporte can play for the teams representing the Spanish Football Federation from his history."

 

Laporte was allowed to join Spain after the FIFA regulations were amended last year, which allowed players to switch teams as long as they were qualified to play with another country when they played their first match with their first national team, and they did not participate in more than three matches with this country before reaching the age of 21 and none of them participated in World Cup or continental tournament.

 

Laporte has never played for the French senior national team, despite having played more than 50 matches with younger age groups.

 

The 26-year-old grew up in France, but moved to Spain in 2010 to join Athletic Club Bilbao.

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