key dates on the road to Brazil
Four years, one world title and 1,109 (!) posts ago, I started this blog with a post titled “Key dates on the road to South Africa.” I can’t believe four years have already gone by, and now we’re about to start defending our world title in Brazil.
May 31 – Vicente del Bosque announces the list of 23 players chosen to represent Spain for the 2014 World Cup.
June 2 – start of concentración. Team trains at Las Rozas, is sent off by President Mariano Rajoy and travels to Washington D.C.
June 3 – arrival in the United States, beginning of four training sessions at
the Catholic University of America RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington (the venue was changed due to the bad lighting and poor condition of the grounds at the school). According to AS, the team will make time to meet American President Barack Obama at the White House. The team will stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Information on the stay in Washington can be found here.
June 7 – Spain plays El Salvador in a friendly at FedEx Field (22h, 16h local time).
June 8 – La Roja travels to Curitiba, our headquarters for the tournament, will stay and train at Atlético Paranaense’s Caju Training Center.
June 13 – Spain plays the Netherlands in Salvador in the first game of the group stage.
June 18 – Spain plays Chile in Rio de Janeiro in the second game of the group stage.
June 23 – Spain plays Australia in Curitiba in the third game of the group stage.
Let’s go La Roja!