Athletic U21 leave for England today


Athletic will now leave for England to play tomorrow’s Premier League International Cup match against Everton which was suspended at the time due to strong winds prevailing in the territory of Biscay which made it impossible for the plane in which the red and white expedition was traveling who left the airport .from Loiu. This competition is aimed at players under the age of 21 (born on or after 1 January 2002), although three outfield players and one goalkeeper of an older age may be used in each match.

Carlos Gurpegi, coach of this Athletic team, will have on this occasion the presence of Iraia Iturregi and Iñigo Lizarralde within his coaching staff. The Navarrese trainer will bring 17 puppies to England. The red and white squad consists this time of Oier Gastesi, Eric Gamen, Erlantz Palacín, Aimar Duñabeitia, Unai Egiluz, Eneko Ebro, Asier Palacios, Alejandro Rego, Junior Bita, Gaizka Alboniga-Menor, Javier Sola, Luis Bilbao, Elijah Regalo, Quicala Bari, Ibai Asenjo, Iñigo López and Aimar Vicandi.

The Bilbao expedition will fly to Manchester today, train in the afternoon in Liverpool and then head to Goodison Park for the national team match for the European Under-21 Championship between England and Northern Ireland. Tomorrow, starting at 8 pm, they will face Everton at Walton Hall Park.

Initial binding

This Athletic U-21, a mix between Bilbao Athletic and Basconia and with some occasional youth team inclusions, started its journey in this English tournament with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. The locals took the lead in the first half thanks to a header by Sean Grehan, their captain, and center back Aimar Duñabeitia equalized in the second half after a corner.

Source: La Verdad


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