Barça already decided on the punishment they will impose on Lamine Yamal for the “serious act of indiscipline” he committed during a call-up to the Spanish national team last February. Those responsible for youth football have sanctioned the player with a four match ban. Therefore, he will not be able to participate with the Juvenil A team, as explained by the programme ‘Què t’hi jugues’ on Cadena Ser.
As per SPORT, this time in which the promising player will not be able to compete has been agreed with the Spanish Federation in a coordinated manner.
In fact, the two Real Madrid and Atlético teammates involved in the incidents will also have to serve the same sanction. The three clubs agreed on the path to follow with their respective youth players.
In February, Spain U17s played in a tournament in the Algarve (Portugal). Lamine Yamal was outstanding, scoring the goal that won the title against the Portuguese national team. Moreover, he became the top scorer of the tournament with three goals. However, his performance was marred by acts of indiscipline along with players from Real Madrid and Atletico.
According to AS, Julen Guerrero, the Spain U17 coach, didn’t call him up for the elite qualifying round this month.
Lamine to miss key games
On top of that punishment, Barça acted diligently. Despite the consequences that their decision may have on a sporting level, have not hesitated for a moment in handing down an exemplary sanction to Lamine Yamal.
In fact, next Saturday (16:15) Óscar López’s team will visit Zaragoza. They are the leaders of group 3 of the División de Honor juvenil with one point more than the Blaugrana. Naturally, the absence of the youngster detracts from the team’s potential. But the club is going hand in hand with the Federation in this case and has opted for an exemplary punishment.