Puyol to miss Spain’s Euro qualifier
The Spanish football federation says Spain defender Carles Puyol
will miss the World Cup champion’s opening Euro 2012 qualifying
match due to injury.
The Barcelona centerback will not feature in Friday’s Group I
match against Liechtenstein or a friendly against Argentina four
days later due to the left leg injury.
Osasuna defender Ignacio Monreal replaces Puyol, who also missed
Barcelona’s league win over Racing Santander on Sunday to
Puyol has made 90 appearances for Spain and helped it to the
European championship two years ago.