Euro 2012 news
Villa ruled out of Euro 2012
May 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Barcelona's Villa, 30, underwent surgery last December after fracturing his left shinbone at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, and was expected to be sidelined for around five months.
Del Bosque was keen to give the country's all-time record scorer every chance to prove his fitness for the defence of their European crown at Poland and Ukraine this summer.