Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in World Cup 2022 ?

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Why De Gea is not playing for Spain ?
Why De Gea is not playing for Spain ?

FIFA World Cup 2022 – Spain is all set to compete for an international trophy. Spain World Cup squad is blessed with a lot of talented players. De Gea is a fantastic goalkeeper, undoubtedly, he was one of the best in the world at a time. He has demonstrated that time and again but he is not getting a chance to feature in Spain Starting XI. Fans want to know Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in World Cup 2022.

Spain were placed in League A Group 2 along with Portugal, Czech Republic and Switzerland. De Gea did not get a chance to play in any of these group stage matches. De Gea has yet to feature in this summer’s tournament with Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon chosen by Spain boss Luis Enrique in each of the three group games. The Manchester United goalkeeper did not even find a place in the squad for Nations League games.

The career of De Gea has been declining as we have seen him lose his regular spot to Unai Simon. His performance in the Europa League Finals has proved to be a major setback. The Spaniard failed to stop any of Villarreal’s 11 spot kicks in the shootout – stretching his miserable run of failing to save penalties to a remarkable 4.

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Why De Gea is not playing for Spain in World Cup 2022 ?
David de Gea has suffered an injury in training ahead of Spain’s knockout fixture against Croatia in the European Championship on Monday. It is yet unclear if the injury will sideline De Gea for the rest of the tournament or if he could come back into selection should his nation advance to the latter stages. The 30-year took part in the Spain training session at the Parken Stadium, before he was forced to leave the field during the ‘keeping drills, with reports suggesting a thigh injury was the problem.

Spain World Cup 2022 Squad

Spain World Cup 2022 Squad - Image Credits : Sports Burnout
Spain World Cup 2022 Squad – Image Credits : Sports Burnout

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Club), Robert Sanchez (Brighton), David Raya (Brentford)

Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodrigo (Manchester City), Gavi (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Pedri (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Club), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Pablo Sarabia (PSG), Dani Olmo (Leipzig), Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

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