Sebas Saiz and Sergi Martínez, the first discards of Scariolo

The National Team begins to reduce troops on its route to Tokyo. The next screening should come after the game in Paris next Saturday.


Pivot Sebas Saiz and forward Sergi Martínez are the first two discards of coach Sergio Scariolo in the group of players preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, bringing the group to 16, of which the 12 will be played. the tournament.

The interior of the Japanese Chiba Jets and the forward of Barça, who has made his debut with the senior team in the first two friendlies against Iran, will leave a group that travels to Malaga this Tuesday, on Thursday the first of the two friendlies scheduled against France.

Scariolo explained that the tightness of the concentration times and the prevention protocols against the pandemic established by the International Olympic Committee oblige him to "accelerate the selection of players with more urgency than usual."

"I want to thank Sebas and Sergi for this week of work. They have confirmed to us that they are important members in the future of this group. Not only have they helped train very well, with intensity, freshness and good spirit, but they have also They have shown that they can play and they are very interesting players for the future ", has valued the Italian coach.

Spain has three friendlies ahead, the double duel against France and a match against the United States, before facing the Games, in which it will debut on the 26th against Japan and then will play against Argentina and Slovenia.

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