Cesc Fabregas Out of Spain's Euro Qualifier, Germany Friendly

Cesc Fabregas pulled out with a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Villarreal's Bruno Soriano in the squad.

Updated: November 12, 2014 00:50 IST
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Spain will face Belarus on Saturday before taking on world champions Germany.

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Madrid: Spain suffered a blow on Tuesday when Cesc Fabregas had to pull out of their Euro 2016 qualifier with Belarus and the friendly against Germany with a hamstring injury.

Coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Villarreal's Bruno Soriano to fill the Chelsea midfielder's place.

The Spanish Football Federation confirmed Fabregas's absence for Saturday's Group C date with Belarus in Huelva and the prestige friendly against world champions Germany in Vigo next Tuesday.

"While tests have ruled out a muscle tear, the player continues to have a hamstring problem and the medical service advises that for a complete recovery he doesn't play in these games," the statement read.

Spain are second in Group C behind Slovakia and need maximum points in Huelva to keep their qualification bid on track.

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