10 Oct '11, 2am

Spain's Albiol suffers fractured cheek bone

MADRID - Spain defender Raul Albiol fractured a cheek bone in training yesterday and is out of tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland in Alicante. The Real Madrid centre back had a scan that confirmed the fracture and has left the national team's training camp, Real said in a statement on their website. The Spanish club did not say how long he might be sidelined. Midfielder Xabi Alonso, Albiol's Real team mate, trained normally in yesterday's evening session despite sustaining a gashed shin in Friday's 2-0 win against Czech Republic. "Alonso trained without any apparent discomfort and said he felt fine, although he was wearing a large bandage on his right leg," the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on its website. Fullback Sergio Ramos, another Real player, trained apart from the rest of the squad after being substituted at half-time in Prague as a precaution ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC111010-0000081/Spain...

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