Despite an attractive eleven, Spain started its Olympic tournament with a draw against Egypt (0-0).
Unai Simon, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pau Torres or Marco Asensio, Pedri, Eric Garcia and Dani Olmo, the eleven in Spanish looked good this Thursday against Egypt. But the result did not satisfy the hopes raised before Roja’s debut in the Olympic tournament.
Against the Pharaohs, Luis de La Fuente’s players had to settle for a draw, 0-0, after having notably touched the post on a shot from Dani Ceballos (28th). The Spanish captain came out injured, as did his teammate Oscar Mingueza, before the break.
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