Spanish duo named in summer tournament squad
- 30 May 2013 09:28
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
City will have two representatives at this summer’s Confederations Cup.
The World Cup and European Championship holders have been drawn in Group B with Uruguay, Nigeria and Tahiti for the competition which was last won by Brazil in 2009.
70 cap Silva has been a key component in the Spain midfield since World Cup 2010, breaking up the Barcelona midfield domination, while Garcia is a relative newcomer to the international scene, looking to add to his one cap earned in May 2012.
Spain get their tournament tilt under way with a tricky encounter against Uruguay in Recife on 16 June.
Vincent Kompany captained his Belgium side to an impressive 4-2 win over USA in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday night.
Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke continued his fine season with a brace and Everton’s Kevin Mirrallas and Maraoune Fellaini helped themselves to goals on another impressive night for Marc Wilmot’s star-studded team.
Nasri had been called up for the first time in over a year by Didier Deschamps but his knee strain has ruled him out of contention this time around, while Clichy’s groin strain sustained in the post-season tour match against Chelsea sees Benoit Tremoulinas called up in his stead.