FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Champions League finalists Barcelona make up large chunk of Spain squad

Barcelona were hammered 4-1 by French giants Lyon on Saturday and the likes of Spain's most-capped player Marta Torrejon, goalkeeper Sandra Panos and forward Mariona Caldentey will seek revenge at the tournament which begins on 7 June

Agence France-Presse May 20, 2019 22:31:31 IST
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Champions League finalists Barcelona make up large chunk of Spain squad
  • Ten of Barcelona's losing Champions League finalists were named in Spain's Women's World Cup squad, the country's football federation (RFEF) announced on Monday

  • Barcelona were hammered 4-1 by French giants Lyon on Saturday and the likes of most-capped player Marta Torrejon, goalkeeper Sandra Panos and forward Mariona Caldentey will seek revenge at the tournament which begins on 7 June

  • Spain open their campaign against South Africa on 8 June before facing two-time former winners Germany as well as China in the group stage

Madrid: Ten of Barcelona's losing Champions League finalists were named in Spain's Women's World Cup squad, the country's football federation (RFEF) announced on Monday.

FIFA Womens World Cup 2019 Champions League finalists Barcelona make up large chunk of Spain squad

File image of Andrea Pereira. Reuters

Barca were hammered 4-1 by French giants Lyon on Saturday and the likes of most-capped player Marta Torrejon, goalkeeper Sandra Panos and forward Mariona Caldentey will seek revenge at the tournament which begins on 7 June.

Free-scoring midfielder Jenni Hermoso is one of five players from Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid included in Jorge Vilda's team.

Spain open their campaign against South Africa on 8 June before facing two-time former winners Germany as well as China in the group stage.

Spain squad for Women's World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Lola Gallardo (Atletico Madrid), Sandra Panos (Barcelona), Mariasun Quinones (Real Sociedad)

Defenders: Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Marta Corredera, Ivana Andres (both Levante), Leila Ouahabi, Marta Torrejon, Mapi Leon, Andrea Pereira (all Barcelona), Celia Jimenez (Seattle Reign)

Midfielders: Amanda Sampedro, Silvia Meseguer (both Atletico Madrid), Aitana Bonmati, Patri Guijarro, Alexia Putellas, Vicky Losada (all Barcelona), Virginia Torrecilla (Montpellier)

Forwards: Jenni Hermoso, Andrea Falcon (both Atletico Madrid), Lucia Garcia (Athletic Bilbao), Nahikari Garcia (Real Sociedad), Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona)

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