Villarreal squad named for Emirates Cup and friendlies against Derby County, Everton

Villarreal, El Madrigal

Marcelino Garcia Toral has named a strong squad of 22 players for the tour to England.

The Villarreal squad set off for England on Thursday, announcing a squad list of 22 players via their official club website, ahead of participating in the Emirites Cup and subsequent friendlies against Derby County and Everton.

Head coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has selected strong squad of players, which offers a valuable mixture of both youth and experience, as the team seeks to continue their pre-season preparations and make a good impression during the prestigious tournament.


Areola, Barbosa.


Mario, Jokic, Pantic, Jaume Costa, Victor Ruiz, Pablo Íniguez, Rukavina, Bailly.


Pina, Ivan Alejo, Samu Castillejo, Trigueros, Espinosa, Nahuel, Aleix, Bruno.


Gerard Moreno, Leo Baptistao, Franco Acosta, Jonathan Pereira.

Players who haven't travelled because of injury include goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo (knee ligament), Musacchio (broken ankle), Adrian (knee problem), and Samuel Garcia (knee problem).

Villarreal make their first appearance in the Emirates Cup, hosted by Arsenal, against German outfit Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon. Their next encounter is then on Sunday against Lyon.

On Wednesday 29th July, the Yellow Submarine will surface at the iPro Stadium for a friendly against Derby County, followed by a trip further north to Goodison Park for their next friendly, against Everton on Sunday 2nd August.

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