Confederations Cup news

Midfielders dropped from Spain squad

June 3, 2013
By ESPN staff
Vicente Del Bosque has opted to retain striker Roberto Soldado and cut two midfielders in his final 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup, despite the loss of Xabi Alonso through injury.

Javi Garcia and Benat were sent home from the Spain camp, with Del Bosque expected to maintain at least one of the two as a replacement for Alonso, who was withdrawn due to a groin injury.

Reports suggested Soldado could be sacrificed to account for the loss of Alonso, although Spain still ...

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