Isco ruled out of Spain friendly

Isco ruled out of Spain friendly


Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been ruled out of Spain’s friendly against England on Friday.

The attacking midfielder suffered a muscle strain in Real’s defeat to Sevilla at the weekend and having initially linked up with his international team mates for the match in Alicante, he has now been forced to withdraw from the squad.

Isco joins Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos on the injury list. Ramos hurt his shoulder while scoring an acrobat goal in the defeat at the Sanchez Pizjuan and having already suffered a dislocated shoulder this season, it was decided he should not be risked for the friendly.

A statement released by the Spanish FA gave an update on Isco’s situation. It read: “The midfielder carried out an individual training session, separate from the team, due to the discomfort felt upon arriving to the practice.

“This morning, after undergoing several medical tests at the Sanitas-La Moraleja hospital and after analysing the results, and sharing them with his club, Isco has left the national team meet-up.”

La Roja boss Vicente del Bosque has opted not to call up a replacement for now but his hand could be forced should Andres Iniesta pull out. The Barcelona man is also said be carrying a knock.