Nations League: Thiago Alcântara has a muscle injury in his right leg and leaves Spain
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara has a muscle injury in his right leg and will miss the Spanish national team in the first four games of Group 2 of the League of Nations A, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) reported today.
“Thiago Alcántara has a muscle injury in the back of his right leg, suffered before the start of [the national team’s] concentration, which will prevent him from playing the four matches scheduled for this month of June in the UEFA Nations League,” the organization said. , through a statement published on the official website.
Despite not being an option for coach Luis Enrique, in his debut match against Portugal, on Thursday, in Seville, the teammate of Portuguese Diogo Jota in Liverpool’s English team will be present at Benito Villamarín Stadium.
The organization also adds that the coach “will not call another player” to face the unavailability of the 31-year-old midfielder, so the squad of ‘La Roja’ will be reduced to 24.
The first match of Group 2, against Spain, starts at 20:45 local time (19:45 in Lisbon), at Benito Villamarín Stadium, in Seville, and will be managed by the Englishman Michael Oliver.