Martinez replaces injured Albiol in Spain squad for World Cup

AFP, Sunday 6 Oct 2013

Martinez will replace injured Raul Albiol in the Spain squad for World Cup qualifiers

Raul Albiol
Spain defender Raul Albiol (Photo: Reuters)

Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez has replaced the injured Raul Albiol in the Spain squad for World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia later this month.

The Spanish Football Federation confirmed on Saturday morning that Albiol had been ruled out of both matches due to a muscular injury in his right leg.

Martinez has just the one international cap to his name having made his debut in the friendly victory over Ecuador in August.

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