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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 9 +20 22
2 9 +8 22
3 9 +23 21
4 9 +12 20
5 9 +8 20
6 9 +5 16
7 9 +3 15
8 9 +4 14
9 10 -6 13
10 9 -5 11
11 9 -1 10
12 9 -2 10
13 9 -3 9
14 9 -7 9
15 9 -6 8
16 10 -9 8
17 9 -4 6
18 9 -8 5
19 9 -13 5
20 9 -19 5

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