Spain defender Carvajal misses World Cup practice with flu

Defender Dani Carvajal has the flu and didn't practice Monday, two days before Spain's debut at the World Cup.

AP , Monday 21 Nov 2022,
Spain s forward Ansu Fati (L), Spain s defender Dani Carvajal (C) and Spain s defender Sergio Busquets (R) take part in a training session at Al-Hussein Youth City Stadium, in Amman on November 16, 2022, a day before Spain faces Jordan in a friendly match in the Jordanian capital. AFP


The Spanish soccer federation didn't give more detail about the condition of the right back.

His absence comes as regular starting striker Alvaro Morata returned to practice after his own bout with the flu. Central defender Hugo Guillamon, nursing a knee issue, trained separately and was unlikely to be available for Wednesday's opening match.

Spain faces Costa Rica in its first game in Group E. It then plays against Germany and Japan.

Spain's only World Cup title came in 2010 in South Africa. It made it to the final of the Nations League and the semifinals of the European Championship last year. Its last major title came at Euro 2012.

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