Alonso out of Confederations Cup?

Reports are that Xabi Alonso has not been ruled fit by Spain’s team doctors and so he will not be included in La Roja’s Confederations Cup squad.

Vicente del Bosque is set to name his final 23-man squad to take to Brazil this summer later today, with it initially understood that the Real Madrid man would be passed fit, despite having suffered with an ongoing groin injury in recent weeks.

However, El Confidencial says that the 31-year-old has been assessed by national team doctors today and they have asserted that he has not fully recovered from the issue.

Subsequently it is understood that he will not make Del Bosque’s final cut, with his seat on the plane to be taken by either Manchester City’s Javi Garcia or Real Betis’ Benat Etxebarria.

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