Barcelona wonderkid misses out on Spain’s UEFA EURO 2024 squad

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BADAJOZ, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Pau Cubarsi of Spain in action during an International Friendly Match between Spain and Andorra at Nuevo Vivero on June 05, 2024 in Badajoz, Spain.
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With the club season over, most Barcelona fans will have their eyes set on the two big international events scheduled for this summer, i.e., the UEFA EURO 2024 and the 2024 Copa America.

As has traditionally been the case, the highest number of Barcelona players will be playing for Spain in the upcoming EURO 2024, and as a result, there was some excitement among the fans for the release of the final squad list that Luis de la Fuente will publish for this tournament.

As Mundo Deportivo has reported, the Spaniard has released this list today, and there is one positive and one negative surprise for Barcelona fans, as the defender Pau Cubarsi is not a part of this list, while the midfielder Fermin Lopez has been called up.

Fermin Lopez had performed at a very high level as he made his senior debut with the international team a few days ago. He gave an assist in this match, and was also involved in two other goals, and thus fully deserved this call-up after the good season he has had with Barcelona.

But the big surprise of this list is the exclusion of Pau Cubarsi, who had already made his debut with Spain some months ago, and had impressed whenever he took the pitch for Barcelona or Spain.

According to the journalist Toni Juanmarti, one of the reasons for this exclusion was Luis de la Fuente’s cautiousness with the player, as he did not want to overload him and create another Pedri situation.

Furthermore, there are other highly capable defenders already present in the Spanish team, including the likes of Laporte, Le Normand, Nacho, and Vivien, whose experience might also have tempted the Spanish manager to exclude Cubarsi from his final list.

The full Spain squad for the upcoming EURO 2024 is:

Goalkeepers: 

  1. Unai Simón
  2. David Raya
  3. Alex Remiro

Defenders: 

  • Dani Carvajal
  • Jesus Navas
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Robin Le Normand
  • Nacho Fernandez
  • Dani Vivian
  • Alejandro Grimaldo
  • Marc Cucurella

Midfielders: 

  1. Rodri
  2. Martin Zubimendi
  3. Fabián Ruiz
  4. Mikel Merino
  5. Alex Baena
  6. Fermín Lopez
  7. Pedri

Forwards: 

  1. Alvaro Morata
  2. Mikel Oyarzabal
  3. Dani Olmo
  4. Ferran Torres
  5. Joselu
  6. Lamine Yamal
  7. Ayoze Perez
  8. Nico Williams
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari has been covering Spanish football as a writer for Barca News Network for the last one and a half year and as an amateur football fanatic for more than 10 years. He mainly covers on and off-field happenings taking place at Barcelona including transfer news, administrative changes, match reports, and any other eventful news coming out of the club.

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