MADRID, November 7 (Xinhua) – Spain’s coach Luis Enrique has made a second change to the Spanish squad that will face Greece and Sweden in two important World Cup qualifiers next week.
Barcelona defender Eric Garcia has been forced to withdraw from the squad after the club confirmed on Sunday that he suffered a stretch in the calf during the first half of Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Celta Vigo.
Garcia will be replaced in the squad by Leeds United defender Diego Llorente.
On Saturday, Luis Enrique was forced to make a debut call to Espanyol striker Raul Tomas after Barca’s 18-year-old forward Ansu Fati injured his hamstring in the same match and was also forced to withdraw from his team.
Barca’s 19-year-old midfielder Nico Gonzalez has also withdrawn from the Spanish U21 squad after also suffering a muscle injury on Saturday, with the three injuries in Vigo meaning Barca currently have 11 players suspended due to injury or illness. the presentation of Xavi Hernandez as the new first team coach on Monday.