After the huge success at the London 2012 Olympics, where Spain’s women claimed the silver medal at their Olympic debut, head coach Miki Oca has only made one change for the upcoming Barcelona 2013 World Championships. Patricia Herrera will replace Ana Copado in the team.
Rafa Aguilar on the other hand was forced to change the roster of his team after Spain only placed 6th in London. While Iván Pérez concluded his career after the Olympics, three more players will be replaced by Ricard Alarcón, Rubén de Lera, Pere Estrany and Alberto Munarriz.
On the road to the Barcelona 2013 World Championships, both teams have won the three-nation tournament in Portugalete.
Iñaki Aguilar (Sabadell), Ricard Alarcón, Rubén De Lera (AT-Barceloneta), Albert Español (Florencia), Pere Estrany (Sabadell), Xavi García (Rijeka), Daniel López (AT-Barceloneta), Marc Minguell (AT-Barceloneta), Guillermo Molina (Florencia), Alberto Munarriz (Navarra), Felipe Perrone (AT-Barceloneta), Balasz Sziranyi (AT-Barceloneta), Xavier Vallés (Sabadell). Coaches: Rafa Aguilar, Antonio Aparicio, David Martín. Delegades: Gaspar Ventura. Medical team: Albert Estiarte.
Marta Bach (Mataró), Andrea Blas (Zaragoza), Anna Espar (Sabadell), Laura Ester (Sabadell), Mari Carmen Godoy (Sabadell), Patricia Herrera (Moscardó), Laura López (Moscardó), Ona Meseguer (Sant Andreu), Lorena Miranda (Dos Hermanas), Matilde Ortiz (Sabadell), Jennifer Pareja (Sabadell), Pilar Peña (Sabadell), Roser Tarragó (Mataró). Coaches: Miki Oca, Claudio Camarena.