September 8, 2014 / 9:43 AM / 4 years ago

Spain fullback Carvajal out of Macedonia Euro qualifier

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fullback Dani Carvajal has withdrawn from the holders’ squad for Monday’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia with a muscle injury in his left thigh.

France's Loic Remy (R) challenges Spain's Daniel Carvajal during their international friendly soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Carvajal, who plays for Real Madrid, had a scan on Monday morning and it was decided he would leave the team’s training base in Valencia, Spain said on their website (

It was not immediately clear whether he would be fit for Real’s La Liga clash at home to city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday, a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, which Real won 4-1.

Carvajal, 22, made his debut for Spain in Thursday’s 1-0 friendly defeat to France in Paris.

Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Stephen Wood

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