The official website for European football

Spain look to Luque

Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 18.05CET
Iñaki Sáez has recalled RC Deportivo La Coruña striker Albert Luque for the final qualifier against Armenia.
Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 18.05CET

Spain look to Luque

Iñaki Sáez has recalled RC Deportivo La Coruña striker Albert Luque for the final qualifier against Armenia.

Spain coach Iñaki Sáez has recalled RC Deportivo La Coruña striker Albert Luque for next week's decisive UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying match against Armenia.

Helguera back
Luque, who has the chance to win his third cap, replaces FC Barcelona's Xavi Hernández in the squad. Real Madrid CF's Iván Helguera, who missed the last qualifier against Ukraine, is also involved after shaking off a knee injury.

Must-win match
In order to win Group 6 and avoid the play-offs, Spain must beat Armenia on 11 October and hope that leaders Greece either draw or lose their final match against Northern Ireland on the same day. Spain lie in second place with 14 points, one behind the Greeks.

Spain squad
Casillas, Cañizares, Puyol, Salgado, Joaquín, Helguera, Marchena, Juanito, Vicente, Xabi Alonso, Albelda, Baraja, Valerón, Raúl González, Etxeberria, Torres, Reyes, Luque.

Last updated: 02/10/03 14.03CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=114825.html#spain+look+luque

UEFA.com features

Lozano: Barcelona desperate for second crown
  • Lozano: Barcelona desperate for second crown
  • 2002 Futsal Cup final: Where it all began
  • Araz's Gambarov on Baku futsal passion
  • Take a bow Bale and El Haddadi
  • Road to the semi-finals
  • Bayern and Madrid's classic 2012 semi-final
  • Banga making a noise in Lithuania
  • Gustavsson: Tyresö still chasing their dream
  • Kellermann explains Wolfsburg rise
  • Madrid and Barcelona spurred on by Copa history
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.