Spain men have begun their preparations for the EuroHockey Championship with a training session in San Fernado (Southern Spain), where they played The Netherlands and Scotland twice.
There is still nine months to go before what is considered to be the most important competition of the year by Spain men. Coach Dani Martín is building a team that includes two new faces in Alex Casasayas and Ignasi Guerrero, who replace experienced players such as Rodrigo Garza and Albert Sala, who win Olympic silver at Beijing 2008.
The new look team recorded two wins over Scotland, with a draw and a defeat being the result against Netherlands men.
The squads and scorers in each match are listed below.
Spain 3 - 3 The Netherlands
Goals: 0-1 (1') Hofman; 1-1 (5') Pau Quemada; 1-2 (8') Van der Weerden; 2-2 (37') Santi Freixa; 2-3 (56') Van der Weerden; 3-3 (68') S. Freixa.
SPAIN: Quico Cortés, Ramón Alegre, Bosco Pérez Pla, Sergi Enrique, Manel Terraza, David Alegre, Álex Fabregas, Miquel Delas, Pau Quemada, Eduard Tubau y Santi Freixa. Also played: Roc Oliva, Gabriel Dabanch, Xavier Lleonart, Marc Salles, Andrés Mir, Alex Casasayas and Juan Fernández.
NETHERLANDS: Jaap Stockman, Pirmin Blaak, Klaus Vermeulen, Marcel Balkestein, Eby Kesing, Wouter Jolie, Roderick Weusthof, Taeke Taekema, Robbert Kemperman, Teun De Nooijer, Floris Ever. Also played: Erik Bouwens, Bob De Voogd, Jeroen Hertzberger, Rogier Hofman, Robert Van Der Horst, Valentin Verga, Quiryu Caspers, Billy Baker, Tim Jenniskens and Mink Van der Weerden
Spain 1-2 Netherlands
Goals: 0-1 (3') Teun De Nooijer; 1-1 (34') Roc Oliva; 1-2 (67') Valentin Verga.
SPAIN: Oriol Fábregas, Ramón Alegre, Bosco Pérez Pla, Sergi Enrique, Manel Terraza, Alex Fábregas, Miquel Delas, David Alegre, Gabriel Dabanch, Pol Amat y Edi Tubau. Also played: Ignasi Guerrero, Santi Freixa, Roc Oliva, Franc Dinares, Juan Fernández, Marc Salles and Andrés Mir.
NETHERLANDS: Jaap Stockmann, Eby Kessing, Wouter Jolie, Robbert Kemperman, Teun De Nooijer, Erik Bouwens, Jeroen Hertzberger, Rogier Hofman, Robert Van Der Horst, Valentin Verga y Billy Bakker. Also played: Klaus Vermeulen, Marcel Balkestein, Roderick Weusthof, Taeke Taekema, Floris Evers, Bob De Voogd and Tim Jennijskens.
Spain 4-0 Scotland
Goals: Pol Amat, David Alegre, Ignasi Guerrero and Pau Quemada
SPAIN: Quico Cortés, Alex Casasayas, Alex Fábregas, Andrés Mir, Bosco Pérez-Pla, David Alegre, Franc Dinarés, Gabriel Dabanch, Ignasi Guerrero, Juan Fernández, Manel Terraza, Marc Sallés, Miguel Delàs, Pau Quemada, Pol Amat, Roc Oliva, Sergi Enrique y Xavier Lleonart.
SCOTLAND: Cachia, Marshall, Cairus, Merchant, Moodie, Anderson, Stott, Adams, Scholefield, Bain, Dunn, McIntyre, Hall, Brebner, Percy, Mikne and Barber.
Spain 6-0 Scotland
Goals: 1-0 (22') Gabriel Dabanch; 2-0 (38') Xavi Lleonart; 3-0 (47') Pau Quemada; 4-0 (53') Sergi Enrique; 5-0 (58') Xavi Lleonart; 6-0 (63') Eduard Tubau.
SPAIN: Oriol Fábregas, Ramón Alegre, Bosco Pérez-Pla, Sergi Enrique, Alex Fábregas, Marc Salles, David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Eduard Tubau, Pau Quemada, Gabriel Dabanch, Miquel Delas, Manel Terraza, Juan Fernández, Ignasi Guerrero, Andres Mir, Xavier Lleonart, Alex Casasayas and Fran Dinarés.
SCOTLAND: Cachia, Marshall, Cairus, Merchant, Moodie, Anderson, Stott, Adams, Scholefield, Bain, Dunn, Mc Intyre, Hall, Brebner, Percy, Mikne and Barber.
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