Villarreal B coach Miguel Álvarez has revealed the name of the players in the squad for the Premier League International Cup match that the Yellows U23s will be involved in this Wednesday at 8pm CEST against Hertha Berlin SC at Aldershot Town's Recreation Ground.
In the first matchday of the group stage, the Yellows faced Swansea City, and got a point against the Welsh outfit (1-1).
The objective of the Premier League International Cup, which takes place in England and Wales is to improve and richen youth football. It is made up of 24 teams: 12 British sides and another 12 clubs with a tradition of a strong youth setup from across Europe.
The Yellows U23s have been drawn in a group with Liverpool, Swansea and Hertha Berlin.
The matchday squad is made up of the following footballers:
Goalkeepers: Joan Femenías, Diego Fuoli.
Defenders: Antonio Leal, Joan Salvá, Pepe Castaño, Ramón Bueno, Edu Adell, Enric Franquesa.
Midfielders: Iván Martín, Pedro Martínez, Carlos Beitia, Fran Álvarez, Sergio Lozano, Adrián Riera, Mukwelle Akale.
Forwards: Dani Villa, Mario González, Simón Moreno.
The Yellows party will leave Valencia Airport on Tuesday heading to London Gatwick (1:05pm). Once in England, they will stay at the DoubleTree Hotel in Woking. The return to Spain is on Thursday morning, arriving at Valencia Airport at 12:30.
The groups are the following:
- Group A: Southampton, West Ham United, Porto, Dinamo Zagreb.
- Group B: Leicester City, Reading, Sparta Prague, Feyenoord.
- Group C: Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur, Athletic Club Bilbao, Wolfsburg.
- Group D: Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, Bayern Munich, Benfica.
- Group E: Liverpool, Swansea City, Hertha Berlin, Villarreal B.
- Group F: Derby County, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven.
The schedule for Villarreal U23s is the following (time in Spain):
- Wednesday, 26th September: Swansea City vs Villarreal B (1-1).
- Wednesday 17th October: Hertha Berlin vs Villarreal B (Recreation Ground, Aldershot, 8pm).
- Wednesday 21st November: Liverpool vs Villarreal B (Prenton Park, 8pm).