La Roja bits & pieces
Let’s give this a try. I really would like to continue sharing La Roja with all of you, so let’s see how this works out. With the exception of my comment on how much I love Xabi as a father, keep in mind that the rest is straight news reporting, and if you can find any bias in that, I would kindly ask you to refrain from reading this blog in the future.
Spotted at the Mutua Madrid Open last week were Xabi, Nagore & little Jon (I love papá Xabi!), Joan & María, and Iker & Sara. Diego López also caught a game.
Speaking of Joan, after Álvaro Arbeloa re-tweeted a joke yesterday that he said was “typical of Joan Capdevila,” Joan dedicated a joke to Álvaro: “a guy gets on a bus and says, how much for the bus? The driver responds, €1.50. So the guy says, I’ll take it, tell everyone to get off.” Álvaro’s response was, “Jaja, horrible!”
The Spain-Liechtenstein Euro 2012 qualifier on Sept. 6 will be played at the Las Gaunas in Logroño (La Rioja), while the Spain-Scotland game on Oct. 11 will be held at the Rico Pérez in Alicante.
Javi (!!!) team the U-21 team, they’ll play a friendly on June 5 against Russia in Aranda de Duero (Burgos). One week after that, they’ll play the first game of the U-21 Euro in Denmark, against England, with their second and third games in the tournament on June 15 and June 19. The team will start their concentración on May 31. Vicente del Bosque said yesterday that Sergio Busquets’ presence on the roster will depend on how a meeting between the player, the federation and Barcelona go: “Sergio has told us he wants to play in the U-21 Euro, and if it were up to me, there would be no problems for him to do so. But it’s not only an issue for us, but also for Barça, and so we will comply with their petition.”
Via twitter, Carles Puyol introduced us to Paca and Rita, saying that we’ll get to meet Queca another day.
Meanwhile, in a press conference with his club yesterday, Víctor Valdés gave his opinion on the effects of the four clásicos on La Roja: “I didn’t have a personal relationship with the Real Madrid players before, only when we were called up with the national team. Things related to football should stay on the field, both the good and the bad. Is this going to affect the national team? I don’t think so. I’m convinced that things will stay the same.”
And Javi (!!!) tweeted a selection of “three words that fuck you up”: