Officially.. Balde joins the Spanish national team in the World Cup

19 November, 2022
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Officially.. Balde joins the Spanish national team in the World Cup

Spain called up Barcelona defender Alejandro Balde, to replace the injured Jose Gaia, less than a week before the team's first match of the 2022 World Cup against Costa Rica.

Valencia club left-back Gaia was forced to leave the Spanish national team camp today, two days after he injured his right ankle during training.

Balde and his Catalan teammate, Jordi Alba, will now be the left-backs in manager Luis Enrique's squad.

Baldi has started most of Barcelona's matches this season, ahead of the 33-year-old Alba.

Spain, the 2010 World Cup champion, and Costa Rica face Germany and Japan in Group E at the Qatar World Cup.


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