Jenni Hermoso returns to the Spanish national team
La Roja head coach Jorge Vilda named his squad ahead of the FFA Cup of Nations tournament in Australia with the Pachuca Feminil striker included.
2023 is a big year ahead for the Spanish national team with the countdown underway ahead of the Australia/New Zealand World Cup which starts in July.
Ahead of the Cup of Nations tournament which starts on 16 February and features ‘La Roja’, host nation Australia, Czech Republic and Jamaica, Spain head coach Jorge Vilda named his squad ahead of the trip ‘down under’ with the big news being the return of Jenni Hermoso. The forward, who plays for Pachuca in Mexico returns after missing the last two call-ups with none of the ‘15 rebel players′ who turned their back on the national team last September getting a look in.
Jorge Vilda named 23 players who will travel to Australia with the bulk being those who were involved in recent international ges last October and November.
Cup of Nations
This break will be the penultimate round of friendly games ahead of the April window when Spain will face Norway and China in Ibiza.
Spain kicks-off the World Cup campaign on 21 July against Costa Rica before facing Zambia five days later before bring down the curtain in the group stage with a tricky test against Jalan on 31 July 31. ‘La Roja’ are fancied to progress from their group and after the 2-0 win last October, expectations are high within the camp.
Spain squad: Cup of Nations