Valencia, 25th January 2018 at 3:30 PM IST
Spain and Great Britain lock horns against each other in an FIH Pro League warm-up tie on Friday. Spain did not have a memorable outing in the recently concluded Hockey World Cup held in India. However, they would be confident after beating the World Cup champions Belgium earlier last week (Jan. 19). The game against Belgium went to the penalty shootout after a score of a 2-2 at the end of 70 minutes, with RODRIGUEZ Ignacio and GONZALEZ Enrique scoring the goals.
Great Britain, on the other hand, have been boosted with the additions of Scotland’s Lee Morton and the likes of Will Calnan, Rhys Smith, Zach Wallace and Jack Walle. If they can gell together, it could be a cracker of a game.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Britain, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain are the other participating countries in the league. Each nation will play a total of 16 matches before for a place in the ‘Grand Final’ which is scheduled in late June.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Great Britain Hockey squad: Ames David, Condon David, Creed Brendan, Dixon Adam, Forsyth Alan, Gall James, Gibson Harry, Gleghorne Mark, Griffiths Chris, Pinner George, Roper Phil, Sanford Liam, Smith Rhys, Taylor Luke, Wallace Zach, Waller Jack, Ward Sam and Weir Henry.
Spain Hockey squad: CORTES Quico (GK), ENRIQUE Sergi, SERRAHIMA Marc, RODRIGUEZ Ignacio, GONZALEZ Enrique, IGLESIAS Alvaro, SALLES Marc (C), LLEONART Xavi, RUIZ Vicenc, ROMEU Josep and QUEMADA Pau.
Great Britain fantasy picks: Alan Forsyth, Chris Grassick, M Gleghorne, Phil Roper, Shane Ward
Spain fantasy picks: ENRIQUE Sergi, SALLES Marc, ROMEU Josep, LLEONART Xavi, RODRIGUEZ Ignacio, QUEMADA Pau, GONZALEZ Enrique
QUICK TIP: Since there is uncertainty over Great Britain’s team combination, we are going with more Spanish players in our team.
This ENG vs SPA Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.