Doha (EFE) first by Alvaro Morate and then by Dani Carvajal, who was absent from the morning session this Monday due to a cold.
The fourth day of the Spanish team’s concentration in Qatar left Carvajal absent from the group and confirmation that Hugo Guillamón would not arrive in time to be available for Wednesday’s debut against Costa Rica.
Alvaro Morata was the first to catch a cold on Sunday, which prevented him from completing the training he started with the group as he felt unwell. And this Monday, it was Carvajal who was unable to jump onto the training ground along with the rest of his teammates and rested in his room before attending a Federation promotional event.
Focusing on Costa Rica
Spanish coach Luis Enrique Martínez set up a 24-man fight against Costa Rica on fields with perfect grass and 27-degree temperatures, accompanied by wind that reduced the feeling of heat during practice.
In the first session of the day (second, in the evening, tactical, to learn in detail about the qualities of Costa Rica in the reports prepared by the coaching staff for their players), the teams started late relative to the scheduled time after the official photos of the World Cup.
Morata and Carvajal’s presence on Wednesday is safe, according to EFE sources from the Federation, and it will be up to Luis Enrique to decide if they will be part of his first starting team at the World Cup.