Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati has been left out of the Spain Under-17 squad for the upcoming Under-17 World Cup.
The Spanish Football Federation pushed for Fati to be granted a Spanish passport which would allow him to represent La Roja, but Barcelona were reluctant to allow him to leave for international duty as they wanted him for their first team.
⚠ OFICIAL | ¡Estos son los convocados!— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) October 9, 2019
Aquí tienes la lista de jugadores de la @SeFutbol Sub-17 que representarán a España en el Mundial Sub-17 de Brasil#U17WC
Spain confirmed their squad of youngsters on their official website, but Fati's name is nowhere to be seen.
Some wonderful stuff here from @Andy_Headspeath with Ansu Fati's first coach, incl. the time Fati assisted his own bicycle kick – and when the coach went to the town hall because he couldn't believe someone so young could be so good.https://t.co/O205W5UJLs— Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) September 23, 2019