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CHINA U23, SENEGAL U20, AND FRANCE U19 CALL FOR THREE ATLÉTICO HOME-GROWN PLAYERS

Xu Xin, Amath and Theo, called by their respective national teams

Xu Xin, Amath, and Theo, of Atlético de Madrid’s Youth Division of Honour, have been called up by their respective national teams for their next commitments.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

Xu Xin has been selected by China’s U23 national team to participate in the category’s qualifying round of the Asian Cup from the 15th of March to the 2nd of April. Atlético’s midfielder, who regularly plays with Roberto Fresnedoso's team, Atlético C, could miss four matches, the ones his team will play against San Fernando, Puerta Bonita, Unión Adarve and Internacional since they fall within the dates indicated by the Chinese federation.

Amath Ndiaye Diedhiou of Atlético de Madrid’s Youth Division of Honour, is called to defend the U20 national team of Senegal in the African Youth Championship to be held from the 8th to the 22nd of March. The top four teams in this tournament will win the right to participate in the upcoming U20 World Cup. The Senegalese federation intends to have Amath next February 20th to begin training in preparation for this important event.

Lastly, the defender Theo Hernández, also with Atlético de Madrid’s Youth Division of Honour, is called to train with the U18 national team at the National Football Centre of the French Federation in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, from Sunday the 15th until Thursday, the 19th of February.

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