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Alba misses France game through injury

March 23, 2013

Jordi Alba will miss the game with France and will return to Barcelona after suffering a hamstring injury in the World Cup qualifying draw with Finland, his club have confirmed.

Jordi Alba
GettyImagesJordi Alba will miss the France game

The Spain defender will undergo tests on a right hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw, which is set to rule him out of Tuesday's Group I meeting with France in Madrid.

A Barcelona statement read: "Jordi Alba will return to Barcelona to undergo tests by the club's medical services after he picked up an injury to his right hamstring during the Spain-Finland match. Barcelona will reveal the extent of the player's injury on Sunday.''

Information from the Press Association was used in this report