Spain fullback Carvajal out of Macedonia Euro qualifier

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 08, 2014 5:42 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fullback Dani Carvajal has withdrawn from the holders' squad for Monday's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia with a muscle injury in his left thigh.

Carvajal, who plays for Real Madrid, had a scan on Monday morning and it was decided he would leave the team's training base in Valencia, Spain said on their website (

It was not immediately clear whether he would be fit for Real's La Liga clash at home to city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday, a repeat of last season's Champions League final, which Real won 4-1.

Carvajal, 22, made his debut for Spain in Thursday's 1-0 friendly defeat to France in Paris.

(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Stephen Wood)