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Alexia’s gold selection, a winning and thrashing machine

The women’s team closed, with its brilliant triumph over Scotland (8-0), a 2021 “immaculate and excellent”, assured his coach Jorge Vilda. La Roja, led by the blaugrana Alexia putellas, the brand new Golden Ball This year, he is shining with his own light and has become a winning and scoring machine. Since he lost to USA 1-0 (March 8, 2020), La Roja has chained a spectacular series of 16 wins, with a total of 96 goals in favor and none against.

In this period the Red has certified its classification for England Euro 2022, in which they will face in July in group B a Finland, Germany and Denmark; and has practically insured the ticket for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023, which he hopes to certify in the Scottish fiefdom next April.

In the World Cup qualifying phase only England surpasses the numbers of the Red, with six victories of six, 53 goals in favor and none against, although 20 of those goals, with ten different scorers, endorsed them last Tuesday to Latvia in a historical beating. The ‘pross’ beat the best record of a national team match five days after they Belgium will win 19-0 to Armenia. SpainFor his part, he has won all five of his games and also has a spectacular 43-0 record.

England, currently number 8 in the FIFA ranking and host of the next Eurocup which will be played from July 6 to 31, 2022, will be one of the rivals of Spain at ‘International Tournament’ organized by the English Federation next to Germany (3 in the world) and Canada (6). Spain will start the tournament on February 17 against the Germans, will play on the 20th against the ‘pross’ and will close with the Canadians on the 23rd.

The set of Vilda, tenth in the world ranking, has also made its mark in friendlies in which it has been able to beat teams like Netherlands (1-0), current continental champion, as well as rivals located in the ‘top 20’ such as her own Denmark (3-0) or Belgium (3-0).

In the absence of three games to play, Scotland is now five points behind La Roja in its qualifying group for the World Cup 2023, since a few days before he needed a goal from Abi harrison in added time to rescue a tie to one against Ukraine. Spain will visit the Scottish national team on April 12, 2022, with the possibility of securing first place.

With the base of FC Barcelona, current dominator of Spanish and European football, the Spanish team presents compelling arguments to look to the future with optimism and take the quality leap at once in the great competition that was denied at an absolute level by penalties in the quarterfinals of the last Eurocup (against Austria) and two maximum penalties in the round of 16 France World Cup 2019 versus USA that, transformed by Megan rapinoe, they signed the 1-2 that launched the North Americans towards the title.

The bulk of the Red comes from Barça. Against Scotland they were part of the starting eleven nine and that Mapi Leon was out due to injury. Along with this Barcelona core, the Madrid coach has an important group of players from other teams that reinforce the block. The young incorporations stomp. The level has not suffered. Since the winning streak began against England It has had a total of 41 players and in the five games of the qualifying phase for the World Cup with 31.

Alexia Putellas, the great reference of La Roja

At the individual level, the great reference is Alexia putellas. The Catalan left-hander not only broke the record for international appearances in the senior team (he already has 93 games), but also made history by receiving the Golden Ball the night before the game before Scotland, in which he gave the award to the fans of The Cartuja and scored one of eight goals against the Scots.

Alexia, who added her twenty-third goal with the national team, was nominated along with other internationals, teammates from the Barcelona, and fixed on Vilda’s scheme, as Jennifer Hermoso -second in the prize-, Irene Paredes (He reached 80 caps against Scotland) and Sandra Cloths.

Among all the young women, the stellar irruption of the Donostiarra stands out Amaiur Sarriegi. Since making her debut against Belgium the attacker of the Real society He has participated in seven games, in which he has achieved a spectacular 12 goals.

Undoubtedly he has made a gap in the calls and even in the initial eleven to act as a spearhead along with the other option of ‘9’ of the moment, the Madridista Esther González, that he has scored 15 goals in 16 games and that this campaign has found the way in the national team to rediscover the goal after a difficult start to the campaign with the merengue team.

Other young women who raised the lower Spanish teams to the highest levels, Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmatí, Mariona Caldentey and Ona Battle they are equally indisputable and fundamental.

Patri Guijarro It is the engine of the team in the core; Aitana Bonmatí brings mobility, class and a lot of arrival to the rival area; Mariona Caldentey, makes a spectacular couple with the side Leila Ouahabi, a true stiletto, and offers a lot of imbalance with his skill, dribbling and goal (he has 17 with the national team); and Ona Battle, a versatile player, she seems to have taken control of the right behind. La Roja, in a spectacular moment of form, is already flying towards the World Cup 2023.

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