Confederations Cup: Alonso out

Jun 04, 2013, 00:56 IST | IANS

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will miss Spain's Confederations Cup football trip due to a groin injury.

Alonso has struggled with injuries in the second-half of the season and has not been given the all-clear by Madrid's doctors to take part in the competition which starts June 15, reports Xinhua.

Also left out of the team were mid-fielders Benat Extebarria and Javi Garcia as Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque released the final 23-man squad on Sunday.
Spain will travel to Brazil for their opening game of the tournament against Uruguay, June 16 in Recife. 

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