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

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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.

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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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