Spain unveil provisional party

Spain coach Luis Milla has named a provisional 22-man squad for the UEFA European U19 Championship, the party meeting for a Madrid training camp before being cut to 18.

Jordi and Fran Mérida have both been named
Jordi and Fran Mérida have both been named ©Sportsfile

Spain coach Luis Milla has named a provisional 22-man squad for this summer's UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Ukraine.

Talented group
Milla will put the party through its paces in a Madrid training camp before selecting his final, 18-man cut. Club Atlético de Madrid pair of goalkeeper David de Gea and U19 captain and midfielder Ignacio Camacho are almost certain to make it, as are Arsenal FC's Fran Mérida and Real Murcia CF's Daniel Aquino having contributed nine goals between them in qualifying. The tournament kicks off on 21 July, when La Roja take on Turkey in Mariupol; Serbia and France complete a tough-looking Group B.

Spain squad
Goalkeepers:
David de Gea (Club Atlético de Madrid), Diego Mariño (Villarreal CF).

Defenders: Pulido (Club Atlético de Madrid), Marc Bartra (FC Barcelona), David Rochela (RC Deportivo La Coruña), Nacho (Real Madrid CF), Marcos Alonso Mendoza (Real Madrid CF), Sergio Canales (Real Racing Club), Alberto Morgado (Real Sociedad de Fútbol), Mario Gaspar Pérez (Villarreal CF).

Midfielders: Francisco Mérida (Arsenal FC), Ignacio Camacho (Club Atlético de Madrid), Oriol Romeu (FC Barcelona), Thiago Alcántara (FC Barcelona), José Luis Mato (RC Celta de Vigo), Óscar Sielva (RCD Espanyol), Iago Falque (Juventus), Javier Ros (Real Sociedad de Fútbol), Jordi (Villarreal CF).

Forwards: Carlos Monje (RC Deportivo La Coruña), Raúl Ruiz Matarín (Hércules CF), Daniel Aquino (Real Murcia CF).