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Pedri, Garcia & Torres among Spain’s Euro 2020 players named in Tokyo Olympics squad

A number of players currently on national team duty at the European Championship will also be required to serve their country at the summer games

Pedri, Eric Garcia and Pau Torres are among a whole host of Spain’s Euro 2020 players to have been named in the Tokyo Olympics squad.

Luis de la Fuente named his 22-man squad for the summer games on Monday, including a number of players currently starring at the European Championship. All of the 22 players will travel to Japan, but only 18 can be registered, with the other four on standby in case of injuries.

Those who have been selected to play will only have a 10-day turnaround period between the Euros and the Olympics if Luis Enrique’s side make it all the way through to the final at Wembley on July 11.

Who else has been selected?

In addition to Villarreal defender Torres and Barcelona duo Pedri and Garcia, Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal, Athletic Club goalkeeper Unai Simon and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo will also be required to take part in the games after finishing their duties with the senior team.

Real Madrid pair Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio have been included alongside Sociedad’s Mikel Merino as the three overage players in the line-up, while Blancos centre-back Jesus Vallejo and Barca’s Oscar Mingueza have also made the cut.