Alejandro Balde

Valencia’s José Luis Gaia has been replaced by 19-year-old Alejandro Balde from Barcelona

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Alejandro Balde

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Valencia defender José Luis Gaia will not be able to play for Spain at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to injury. This was reported on Twitter by the national team.

Gaia, 27, suffered an ankle injury ahead of a 3-1 friendly against Jordan the previous day.

In the application, he was replaced by 19-year-old Alejandro Balde from Barcelona, ​​who has no caps for Spain.

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The final stage of the 2022 World Cup will be held from November 20 to December 18 at eight stadiums in five cities (Doha, Lusail, Al-Khaur, El-Wakra and Er Rayyan).

The Spaniards were in Group E, where their opponents will be the national teams of Costa Rica, Germany and Japan.

The Spanish national team is one of the favorites for the upcoming tournament. The bookmaker’s office “Fonbet” accepts bets on the victory of the team with a coefficient of 10.50. You can bet on the Brazilian national team for 5.20, on Argentina – for 6.50, on France – for 7.50.

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