Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas is not going to play for Spain within the Girls’s European Championship after tearing a knee ligament in coaching on the eve of the event, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) stated on Tuesday.
“The exams carried out on the Spanish worldwide … have confirmed that the captain of the Spanish Girls’s Nationwide Staff suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee,” the RFEF stated in an announcement.
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Putellas, who is ready for a prolonged spell on the sidelines, was on the coronary heart of the Barcelona girls’s workforce which gained the Spanish league and completed runners-up within the Champions League.
Named FIFA Greatest Girls’s Participant earlier this yr, she was the highest scorer within the Champions League with 11 targets whereas additionally ending with 18 strikes within the Primera Division.
“Alexia Putellas suffered a sprain in her left knee in the course of the coaching session of the Spanish girls’s nationwide workforce,” RFEF stated in an announcement, earlier than medical exams decided the extent of the harm.
Spain, one of many favourites to win the Euros, start their group-stage marketing campaign towards Finland in Milton Keynes, England, on Friday.
Spanish media reported that Actual Sociedad ahead Amaiur Sarriegi will substitute Putellas in Spain’s squad for the Euros.