‘Ecuador preparation for Finland’

Vicente Del Bosque has insisted he will use the friendly against Ecuador to prepare for the qualifier against Finland.

La Roja face the South American side next Wednesday and have named a youthful squad for the match.

And the Coach has claimed that the game will be good preparation for next month’s World Cup qualifier.

“The game against Ecuador is an international match that will help us against Finalnd on September 6,” he told reporters.

“That is the key one for us.

“Gerard Pique is not involved because he can’t play against Finland, and we’d rather bring someone else in.

“We have relied on those who have done so well for the U21’s.

“Koke has been playing very well for his club, and Tello is a unique player who can offer us alternatives.

“Our football is admired and we have a responsibility to continue our recent success.”

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