Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thiago could make his debut for Spain

Thiago could make his international debut for Spain
Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara (20-years old) could be in line for his Spain debut as national team coach Vicente del Bosque is contemplating giving the midfielder a call-up for the international friendly against Italy on August 10, AS reports.

Thiago's impressive form at this summer's Uefa Under-21 championships and in Barcelona's pre-season hasn't gone unnoticed by Del Bosque, and the tactician is ready to give Alcantara a chance to prove his worth next month. 

Del Bosque could also include the starlet in the squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein in September to make sure the player's international future is with Spain rather than with Brazil.

Alcantara is the son of former Brazil international Mazinho and holds a Brazilian passport. He is still eligible to play for the South American nation, as long as he has not played any competitive matches with Spain's senior squad, and Brazil tactician Mano Menezes has recently shown an interest in including him in the future.

Although Alcantara's unlikely to switch allegiances, Del Bosque does not want to take any risks, and could therefore hand him a call-up for the world champions next month. 


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