The room is silent. For some moments nobody says anything, before the question of team selection is asked by a journalist. Without so much as a smile, Vicente Del Bosque simply says “I don’t want to reveal who will be in the team tomorrow.”
The Under-20 World Cup is well underway, and a new generation of stars are confidently stepping into global view. Scouts from many of the world’s leading clubs will descend upon the tournament, notebooks and mobile phones in hand, whilst several agents will wait in the wings.