Two confirmed absences for Spain in Euro 2024 as Alvaro Morata gives amusing response to slide tackle

Spain have traveled back to their training base in Donaueschingen following their 2-1 victory over France in the Euro 2024 semi-finals. They did so with doubts over Alvaro Morata’s fitness, after he limped off the pitch.

In surreal scenes, one of the Spanish security team accidentally slipped and slide-tackled Morata during Spain‘s celebrations after the game. The Atletico Madrid forward was seen limping around after, but Relevo say he is not expected to face any issues being fit for the final. After the incident, the security guard apologised to Morata, and the Spain captain told him that it was only worth a yellow card.

The only two absences expected for the final are Pedri, who has been ruled out for at least a month following an injury against Germany, and Ayoze Perez, who has been out since picking up a muscle issue against Italy in their second game of the group stages.

La Roja will no doubt be grateful for the extra day of rest before the final compared to their opponents, the Netherlands or England, after two exhausting ties against Germany and France. Last week Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal sat out training in order to manage their workload. Dani Carvajal and Robin Le Normand will be back from suspension and fully rested, but the likes of Fabian Ruiz, Rodri Hernandez, Alvaro Morata and Aymeric Laporte have played the vast majority of minutes and gotten through plenty of work.

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