The Barça team claimed to the RFEF that the Canarian midfielder was not summoned for the Tokyo Olympics, where football will take place between July 22 and August 7. According SER string, the petition has been dismissed.
Pedro González “Pedri” played 52 games for FC Barcelona throughout the course, with a total of 3,526 minutes on the pitch. In addition, we must add the nine that he has added with the Spanish team between friendlies, qualification for the next World Cup and this European Championship. With the sub21 he has participated in four to qualify for the European sub21.
❌ The Federation says ‘No’ to give up Pedri for the Games
❗️ According to Cadena SER, Barça has already received a negative response from the highest Spanish football organization to its request that the Canary Islands not attend the Olympics in # Tokyo2020
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In total, it has accumulated a significant number of games (65) and minutes (4,415), which could still be more considering that Spain can reach the final and that in the Olympic Games there are three of the group stage and it can be three more from quarters to the title stake.
The Canarian could finish the season with 73 games played between the Barça team and the different categories of the Spanish team, something that would condition his presence in the preseason by needing rest and, therefore, arriving with less rhythm at the beginning of the next exercise. That is why the Barça discipline asked the Royal Spanish Federation not to travel with the Olympic team, but SER string He mentioned that this request has been rejected.
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?? These are the internationals who will represent Spain in # Tokyo2020.
? The players summoned by Luis de la Fuente will begin the concentration this Wednesday, June 30.
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– Spanish Soccer Team (@SeFutbol) June 29, 2021
Finally with Pedri, the Spanish Olympic team will seek to equal the only gold won in Barcelona 1992 or the silver of Antwerp 1920 and Sydney 2000. In other editions, the absolute remained in the first phase and quarterfinals; the amateur, in the quarterfinals on one occasion and in the group stage two; the sub23, other rooms and a first phase.