FIFA World Cup: Spain boss Luis Enrique sets up Twitch channel to document journey in Qatar

Spain national team boss Luis Enrique on Tuesday announced that he will open a Twitch channel during the FIFA World Cup to document the team’s journey in Qatar. Enrique said he is doing this to talk to the fans directly and avoid media spin.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 15, 2022 19:25 IST

Enrique wants to establish a direct relationship with the fans during the World Cup (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Spain boss Luis Enrique has announced that he will open a Twitch channel to document the Spanish side’s journey in Qatar during the major event.

In what is a first, Enrique will give fans access to vlogs pertaining to the team’s performances and general well-being throughout the tournament.

In a video released on Twitter, Enrique said that he intends to use the platform to avoid media spin and establish a direct relationship with the fans.

“Hello everyone! Streamers of the world, watch out! I’m coming in fast!” he explained per Dot Esports. “I’m recording this video to let everyone know that I’ve become a streamer! Well, not yet. I haven’t actually made my debut yet. But my idea is to stream throughout our time in Qatar!”

“I want to establish a direct relationship with you, the fans, and whoever else may be interested in any information about the team told from a specific viewpoint (mine, and that of my staff).”

“The stream can only improve,” he joked.

“I’m really excited now to experience the excitement that is a World Cup, the pressure that is a World Cup, and to have that communication with all of you.”

This will be Enrique’s second major tournament as the boss of the Spanish national team after guiding them to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 earlier.

The Spain boss decided to snub the likes of David de Gea, Sergio Ramos and Thiago Alcantara from his squad. The full squad can be viewed below:

Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Robert Sanchez (Brighton), David Raya (Brentford)

Defenders: Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Hugo Guillamon (Valencia), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Jose Gaya (Valencia)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Gavi (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Paris Saint-Germain), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Pedri (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)

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