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Hamstrung Alba ruled out for Spain

24 March 2013 15:16

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has been ruled out for up to 10 days after straining his hamstring, the Catalan club have confirmed.

The full-back suffered the injury in Spain's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Finland on Friday.

Barca released a statement on Sunday to confirm that the former Valencia man will need just over a week to recover from the injury, ruling him out of Spain's crucial World Cup qualifier with France.

"Jordi Alba will be off for between seven and 10 days," a Barcelona statement read.

"Tests conducted this morning by the medical services of Barcelona confirmed the wing-back has a hamstring strain in his right leg.

"Thus, if deadlines are met, Alba will miss Tuesday's commitment against France and his presence is a doubt for the games against Celta and Paris Saint-Germain."

Spain head to Paris on Tuesday needing a victory to reclaim top spot in Group I.

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +29 34
2 12 +21 30
3 12 +13 24
4 12 +10 24
5 12 +2 22
6 12 +7 21
7 12 +3 18
8 11 +1 17
9 12 -2 17
10 12 +5 16
11 12 -3 16
12 12 -1 15
13 12 +4 14
14 12 -6 13
15 12 -4 12
16 12 -8 11
17 11 -19 8
18 12 -16 7
19 12 -14 6
20 12 -22 6

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