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FIFA World Cup: When players go to a month-long tournament like a World Cup, there is usually a lot of downtime and…

FIFA World Cup:When players go to a month-long tournament like a World Cup, there is usually a lot of downtime and many hours to fill between training sessions and matches. For Hugo Guillamón, too much free time will not be a problem when he travels to Qatar this month as part of the Spanish national team. The 22-year-old has long combined his career as a LaLiga Santander footballer for Valencia CF with the pursuit of a degree in biomedical engineering and will bring his textbooks and laptop to Doha. Follow FIFA World CUP 2022 LIVE Updates with Akashera.IN & Watch FIFA World Cup LIVE Streaming with Jio Cinema

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Combining these two passions is something Guillamón is well used to. In fact, on the night he made his debut for the Spanish senior national team in a friendly against Lithuania in June 2021, he was actually due to attend an exam at Valencia Polytechnic University the next morning. Fortunately, he was able to postpone that exam and played 90 minutes for La Roja, even scoring the opening goal in a 4-0 win as Spain’s youngsters stepped up amid a COVID outbreak among the seniors.

FIFA World Cup: Spain defender Hugo Guillamon to COMBINE studies with FIFA World Cup campaign, Guillamon continues preparation for a biomedical engineering degree – Check out

Fast forward to November, when Guillamón found out he was one of the 26 players Luis Enrique had selected to go to Qatar, he was at Valencia CF’s sports complex in Paterna. The club shared a video of the moment the player heard his name called, prompting cheers from all his proud teammates and colleagues. What we didn’t see was that Guillamón had been up at 7 in the morning to spend time studying on campus before going to practice.

The way Guillamón dedicates so much time and effort to his studies as well as his football sums him up. He is a hard worker and it has always been clear to see on the pitch where he plays as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder. The player, who was born in the Basque Country but grew up in the Valencian community on Spain’s east coast, has always stood out for his work ethic and this saw him rise through the Valencia CF academy at great speed, making his debut for the club reserve team. Valencia Mestalla is only 17 years old.
A first-team debut followed in February 2020, just after his 20th birthday, before the youngster became a key member of the squad following the coronavirus-related break for the 2019/20 season. When the competition resumed, he started several matches at centre-back, showing his skill, energy and versatility to those in charge at Los Che.

A few years later, and with 83 Valencia CF first team games under his belt, Guillamón is one of the first names on the squad list for current coach Gennaro Gattuso. For the Italian, the youngster is most effective as a defensive midfielder. With Luis Enrique, the national team coach, on the other hand, prefers to deploy him in central defence. Since Guillamón is equally effective in both positions, he is happy to take on both roles.

As he said in a press conference before the World Cup: “With my club I have played as a central midfielder for about a year now. Yet here, with the national team, I have almost always played as a central defender. The coach tells me that he trusts me, that he knows I can play both positions. The important thing is to help the team. Wherever I can contribute, I will.”

Guillamón’s willingness to play whenever and wherever he is asked, and to study whenever or wherever he can, has made him one of the most likable players in the Valencia CF squad and one of the most respected student at the Valencia Polytechnic University. At Mestalla, club directors recently extended his contract until 2026, a sign of their faith in his continued progress. At his university, Guillamón has also been recognized by being named a sports ambassador for the institution.

The future is very bright for this player who works so hard and demonstrates his skill and intelligence both on the field and in the lecture hall. But Guillamón also stands out in the present, and his performances in LaLiga Santander for Valencia CF have given him the chance to appear on the World Cup stage in November and December. Definitely one to watch.

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