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(Watch) Rafael Nadal announces Spain's football squad for Euro 2024

Published at :June 8, 2024 at 6:20 AM
Modified at :June 8, 2024 at 6:20 AM
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(Courtesy : X/@SEFutbol and @AustralianOpen)

Shashank Tripathi

Rafael Nadal played his last match against Alexander Zverev at the 2024 French Open.

Twentytwo-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has announced the Spain squad for the upcoming Euro 2024, scheduled from June 14 to July 14.

Rafael Nadal, who won a gold medal for Spain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is one of the most famous athletes across the globe. Apart from being a decorated tennis player, Nadal is also famous for being a football enthusiast.

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In April, Nadal also attended Real Madrid’s league clash against arch-rivals, Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos won the match 3-2 with the help of a stoppage-time goal from Jude Bellingham. However, the 14-time French Open winner’s uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, used to play for Barcelona.

Rafael Nadal also loved playing football as a child, but he eventually decided to pursue a career in tennis. Thus, the Spanish national team found the perfect opportunity to allow the 38-year-old to announce their squad for the upcoming Euros.

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The official X (formerly Twitter) account of La Roja uploaded a video where the family members of selected football stars took their names.

They captioned the video, “Dad, friend, grandson, brother, husband… I have something important to tell you: 𝗩𝗔𝗦 𝗔 𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥 𝗘𝗡 𝗟𝗔 #EURO2024 . This is the definitive list of Spain for the @EURO2024 and there is no better narrator for this video than someone who knows A LOT about WIN: @RafaelNadal.”

The Spanish football team will start their Euro 2024 campaign on June 15 against Croatia.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal is currently aiming to represent his nation at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The tennis matches at the 2024 Olympics will take place at Stade Roland Garros. Nadal has also talked about his wish to play alongside Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s doubles event at the sporting megafest.

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