Ten of Barcelona’s losing Champions League finalists were named in Spain’s Women’s World Cup squad, the country’s football federation announced on Monday. Barca were hammered 4-1 by French giants Lyon on Saturday and the likes of most-capped player Marta Torrejon, goalkeeper Sandra Panos and forward Mariona Caldentey will seek revenge at the tournament which begins on June 7.
Free-scoring midfielder Jenni Hermoso is one of five players from Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid included in Jorge Vilda’s team. Spain opens its campaign against South Africa on June 8 before facing two-time former winners Germany as well as China in the group stage. Spain squad for Women’s World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Lola Gallardo (Atletico Madrid), Sandra Panos (Barcelona), Mariasun Quinones (Real Sociedad)
Defenders: Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Marta Corredera, Ivana Andres (both Levante), Leila Ouahabi, Marta Torrejon, Mapi Leon, Andrea Pereira (all Barcelona), Celia Jimenez (Seattle Reign)
Midfielders: Amanda Sampedro, Silvia Meseguer (both Atletico Madrid), Aitana Bonmati, Patri Guijarro, Alexia Putellas, Vicky Losada (all Barcelona), Virginia Torrecilla (Montpellier)
Forwards: Jenni Hermoso, Andrea Falcon (both Atletico Madrid), Lucia Garcia (Athletic Bilbao), Nahikari Garcia (Real Sociedad), Mariona Caldentey (Barcelona)