Spanish participation in Tokyo Games It kicks off with the first match of the group stage of the Olympic soccer tournament. The selection from Luis de la Fuente mix veteran and youth, with six of the players who were in the Eurocup and talents already established as Marc Cucurella, Bryan Gil O Jesus Vallejo to finish.
They see them with Egypt, without its star Mo Salah because the Liverpool did not release him, but eager to give the bell. Twice Spain has faced Egypt and the only official was in a Games: Barcelona 92. That tournament did not end badly for Spain.
The first part of the match was disappointing and worrying for Spain. On the one hand, he lacked a lot of bite against a team that should not have made things so difficult for him. The data is lethal: only one shot of danger, the work of Dani ceballos, which went to the stick. Elshenawy barely had a problem keeping a clean sheet.
The worrying thing was on the side of the injuries. Mingueza had to retire with a muscle pull when trying to get out of pressure with a rival. Was replaced by Jesus Vallejo. Just before the break, second setback: a stomp of Taher Mohamed Ceballos was forced to retreat, his foot swollen and limping. After reviewing the VAR, the Egyptian player saw yellow and the one who had entered as captain in the starting lineup was relieved by Jon Moncayola.