Spain coach calls up Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo

Dinamo Zagreb's Dani Olmo, left, and Shakhtar's Serhiy Kryvtsov head the ball during the group C Champions League soccer match between Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

MADRID (AP) — Spain coach Robert Moreno called up 21-year-old Dinamo Zagreb attacking midfielder Dani Olmo for the first time on Friday for a pair of European Championship qualifying matches.

Olmo came up through Barcelona's training academy before joining the Croatian club. He helped Spain win this year's under-21 European Championship.

Olmo has also scored three goals for Dinamo in qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League, where he has added one more. Dinamo has one win, two draws and a loss in Group C.

Spain has already qualified for Euro 2020. It will host Malta in Cádiz on Nov. 15 and Romania in Madrid three days later.

Moreno also recalled strikers Álvaro Morata and Paco Alcacer, both of whom missed the last squad for games against Norway and Sweden.



Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Manchester United), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Pau López (Roma)

Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Juan Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain), Jesús Navas (Sevilla), José Gaya (Valencia), Raúl Albiol (Villarreal), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Íñigo Martínez (Athletic Bilbao)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo Hernández (Manchester City), Fabián Ruiz (Napoli), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern Munich), Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético Madrid), Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)

Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb), Álvaro Morata (Atlético Madrid), Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund)


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