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Xavi out for Spain-Uruguay friendly

February 4, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Spain's national team headed to Doha, Qatar, on Monday to face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying friendly minus Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso, both of whom are injured.

Xavi has been ruled out for 15 days with iliotibial band syndrome, an injury that is affecting his right leg, while Alonso has a groin injury.

Barcelona on Monday confirmed that Xavi will miss La Liga matches against Getafe and Granada but remains hopeful he will be fit to face Milan in the first leg of their ...

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