Catalonia and Panama meet today in Sabadell


The Catalan national team will return to the field of play this Wednesday (7:00 pm/TV3), two years after their last friendly, with a match against Panama in Sabadell, at the Nova Creu Alta stadium. Their three previous meetings were in Girona, at the Estadi de Montilivi.

The team trained by Gerard Lopez will conduct the previous training session on Wednesday morning, with a list of 20 players with three representatives from Betis (Sergi Altimira, Héctor Bellerín and Marc Roca) and Las Palmas (Marc Cardona, Sergi Cardona and Mika Mármol) and two from Girona (Èric García and Justin García).

List of Catalonia

The list is completed by goalkeepers Dani Cárdenas (Levante) and Arnau Tenas (PSG), defenders Sergio Gómez (Manchester City), Óscar Mingueza (Celta) and Marc Pubill (Almería), midfielders Carles Aleñá (Getafe), Joan González (Lecce ) , Gerard Gumbau (Granada), Joan Jordán (Seville), Oriol Romeu (Barcelona) and Ramon Terrats (Villarreal) and forward Ferran Jutglà (Bruges).

Still young Justin García and Joan González They entered the call this Monday to cover the last minute loss of Aleix Garcia, included in the pre-list of the Spanish team for the Euro Cup, and Aitor Ruibal, for personal reasons, while Gerard Moreno He will not be able to play in the Catalan team due to some discomfort.

Sergio García and Bojan, honored

They will also be stars Sergio García the player with the most games (16) and the most goals (9) with Catalunya, and Bojan Krkic, second highest all-time scorer (7). The two former players will attend the match and be honored for their “long and successful careers” with the national team, according to the Catalan Federation.

Wednesday’s match will be the first of two on Spanish soil for Panama, who will also face the Galician side in Vigo on Friday as part of preparations for the start of qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup and the Copa América.

An old acquaintance on the Panama front

The Central American team occupies number 45 in the FIFA ranking and is led by Thomas Christiansen, Former player with more than 100 matches in the First Division (Barça, Sporting de Gijón, Osasuna, Racing de Santander, Oviedo and Villarreal) and international with Spain.

On the call there was a footballer from Recreativo de Huelva, Josiel Nunez, and also features the presence of Yoel Barcenaswho played in the Second Division with Oviedo, Girona and Leganés.

According to the organizers, half of the capacity of the Nova Creu Alta, which has a capacity for around 12,000 spectators, has already been sold. Tickets are sold for between three and eight euros and the proceeds go to charity.

Source: La Verdad


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