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Spain’s Albiol taken for scan after blow to face

Spain defender Raul Albiol suffered a blow to the face on Sunday during a training session ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said

Reuters, Sunday 9 Oct 2011
Raul Albiol
Real Madrid's Raul Albiol (Photo: AP)
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The Real Madrid centre back was taken for a precautionary scan to see whether there had been any bone damage, the RFEF said on their website (

The world and European champions qualified for the Euro 2012 finals in Ukraine and Poland with two games to spare and top Group I with a perfect 21 points from seven matches.

With one match to play, Scotland are second on 11 points and a win in Alicante would secure them a playoff berth. Czech Republic, who play in Lithuania on Tuesday, are third on 10.

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