Like his colleague Markus Weise from Germany, Spanish head coach Dani Martin also took advantage of the insights provided by the weekend's 4 Nations event in Düsseldorf - in which Spain finished in a disappointing last place - to finalize his Olympic squad.
The team for the current Olympic Vice-champions includes a number of players who won silver in Beijing - just like for Germany, ten players from four years ago still form part of the team: goalkeeper Quico Cortés, Juan Fernández, Ramón Alegre, Sergi Enrique, David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Edi Tubau, Pol Amat, Alex Fábregas and now team captain Santi Freixa.
The London bound group of players is also near identical with the team that finished runners-up in the Champions Trophy held in New Zealand in December last year.
The P accreditations for substitute players will go to Andrés Mir and goalkeeper Xavi Trenchs, with the latter having already had the P athlete role in Beijing.
Olympic Squad Spain Men:
Quico Cortés (GK), Juan Fernández, Manel Terraza, Ramón Alegre, Sergi Enrique, David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Marc Sallés, Edi Tubau, Pol Amat, Pau Quemada, Litus Ballbé, Alex Fábregas, Miki Delàs, Xavi Lleonart, Santi Freixa
P Accreditations: Andrés Mir, Xavi Trenchs (GK)
Source: Royal Spanish Hockey Federation
Posted 1 hour ago.
India Hockey strength and conditioning coach Matthew Eyles and Indian hockey star Rupinder pal Singh introduce the...
Posted 3 hours ago.
THE national under-18 Fiji girls and boys hockey teams have 20,000 reasons to smile before their departure for the...
Posted 1 day ago.
The 2012 FIH player of the year Moritz Fürste has been ruled out of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, which is taking...
Posted 1 day ago.
When you ask a Malaysian to name his or her favourite sports, the chances are that hockey will feature heavily. And...
Posted 2 days ago.
Stockey's travels this week take the hockey mascot to a south-east Asian country that is a veritable melting-pot of...
Posted 3 days ago.
As the hockey world and beyond mourns the passing of two hockey legends – David Metter and Luis Ciancia – a more...