Jordi Alba out of Spain’s squad to face Albania after suffering thigh injury against Italy


Jordi Alba received medical treatment before walking off the pitch in the 22nd minute of Thursday’s 1-1 draw in Turin to be replaced by Real Madrid stopper Nacho.
The 27-year-old Barcelona defender was the subject of medical tests on Friday morning which confirmed a muscular injury on his left thigh, meaning he will return home.


Spain have called up Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal to replace Alba for Sunday’s clash against Albania in Shkoder.

Spain have four points from their first two Group G qualifiers, with upcoming opponents Albania sitting top on six.

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