La Roja: Final List For Confederations Cup

2 Jun

La Roja LogoThe final list for the Confederations Cup has been announced. 26 players were originally chosen and 3 were to be dropped. The team reports to Las Rozas Tuesday before heading to Miami and into the clutches (I mean, loving arms) of a waiting Dr. Heidi. We’ll be taking up a collection for her bail money. 😉

Confederations Cup Squad

Iker Casillas
Pepe Reina
Victor Valdes
Álvaro Arbeloa
César Azpilicueta
Gerard Pique
Raúl Albiol
Sergio Ramos
Jordi Alba
Ignacio Monreal
Sergio Busquets
Javier Martinez
Xavi Hernández
Santi Cazorla
Andres Iniesta
Jesus Navas
David Silva
Juan Mata
Pedro Rodriguez
Cesc Fabregas
Roberto Soldado
David Villa
Fernando Torres


Xabi Alonso, Javi Garcia and Beñat Etxebarria

Xabi has been struggling with a groin injury so it makes sense that he wouldn’t be coming. I’ll be happy to have him all nice and rested for the pre-season although I will miss seeing him play on June 11.

– Lozil

33 Responses to “La Roja: Final List For Confederations Cup”

  1. kel June 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Hold the Phone!
    Soldado didn’t get dropped?

  2. la-la June 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Off topic but does anyone know how the x is pronounced in the middle of a spanish noun? Like ‘Txiki’, is that ta-jzh-iki? Or your fella above, et-che-barria?

    • Allison June 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      In Mexican-Spanish it’s an SH sound and in Castillian Spanish it’s more of a CH sound. So Txiki sounds like cheeky,

      • la-la June 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

        Brilliant, thank Allison!

  3. Rose June 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Wherefore art thou Xabi?! Sniffle…I will miss you in New York. Dammit I was really hoping the groin thing was something he could get through, it seems, the Ginger Prince has been playing through a lot of pain. Rest up and come back ready to play in July bb.

    • jellyace June 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Xabi gets to go on early vacation and will probably post some feet shots for us.

  4. Allison June 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    Oh La Roja, where a bi-teamual’s dreams come true… 😀

    Dr. Heidi, please bundle up David Villa and send him to California for me.

    • Mehreh June 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

      If he grows out a beard, I’ll allow a stopover in Texas for daveeeeeed.

  5. Ola June 3, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    And La Rojita is back too 😀

    • Mehreh June 3, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      aside from them being completely adorable, they’re talented too. can’t wait for the U21 euros!

  6. jellyace June 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Del Bosque did not call up Alvaro Negredo and he goes and makes 4 goals in his last match! Ayayay!

  7. Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I am trying to not completely freak out….counting down the days…..

    • Mehreh June 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      i expect a full report of your stalking, i mean admiration, activities. pictures, etc. we’re all counting on you.

  8. Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Ladies, I need mucho advice….I am in the ‘what do I wear?’ stage (I am SUCH a girl)….sexy? red? ( I have to remember that I AM at the workplace, so cleavage must be kept to a respectful minimum (damnit)…stillettos are of course, de riguer…..must polish the nails…..good lord, I am such a groupie….

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      Well, red is the color of the team, so there you go.

      • Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

        or my cheeks 🙂

        • la-la June 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

          Unless you’re super good at running at full pelt in stilettos might I suggest a spare pair of flats/running shoes in you handbag? You never know when you might feel the need for speed #beprepared

          of course gaffer tape and a big net are entirely a matter of personal preference


          • Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

            oh my….I DO need to update my list of things to do *aside from Sergio* Tape, nets, Ninja clothing, nails to flatten bus tires… ladies are the best….keep the info coming…..this is a once in a lifetime for me, so I have to make it count! will asking Sergio to sign a photo too cheesy a request? Of course, I will request another photo of him and me *well DUH*…..just a chance to wrap my arm around him makes me forget to breathe *yeah, arm, right…..keep other appendages at bay*

            • la-la June 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

              Not cheesy at all! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

  9. Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    just a quick update…..the team is meeting with university administration tomorrow, and will decide if any access will be granted to ANYONE since their ‘star players will be here’. Yeah, no s%(^t! God cannot be this cruel to me……I did put in my request as it is essential to my ‘marketing’ job requirements…..I will not be denied!

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

      Go for it Dr. Heidi! Fingers crossed!

    • la-la June 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

      You’re a marketeer, sell yourself lady! You are the only one who can possibly take this experience and convert it into a positive for your college…etc. You can do this! (or maybe hidden cameras if that doesn’t work). We have faith in you!

    • Mehreh June 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      now i’m getting nervous for you! smile big and do a thumbs up for us!

  10. Dr. Heidi June 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    at least I put in my request BEFORE the big meeting….there is no way in God’s green earth I am not going to see Sergio….just no way.

    • Allison June 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

      Go Heidi! Go Heidi! 😀

      • jellyace June 4, 2013 at 9:17 am #

        Keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you, Dr. Heidi!

  11. Dr Heidi June 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I feel a disturbance in the force……

  12. Dr Heidi June 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I feel a disturbance in the force…

  13. Dr Heidi June 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    so much so, I had to say it twice….sorry about the double….

    • la-la June 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      What happened with the meeting?! I’m dying to find out!

      • Dr Heidi June 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

        A ‘make sure everyone knows the limits’ e-mail went out that practices are closed to EVERYONE….however, the dean of the school handlilng all the logistics informed me that I CAN watch from outside the fence, but if security asks me to move, I have to comply….that is, until they leave of course….. 🙂

        • jellyace June 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

          Don’t forget the arrival at and departure from practices, which is prime stalker sighting time.

          • Dr Heidi June 5, 2013 at 9:42 am #

            Already staked out the grounds before coming to work today….now if I could just get someone to tell me when the hell the practice starts, I’d be set! *grrrrr*

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