Cesc out of Spain friendly

Spanish midfielder out of Colombia clash with stomach bug

Last updated: 7th February 2011   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Cesc out of Spain friendly

Fabregas: Suffering from stomach bug

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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has pulled out of Spain's friendly against Colombia with a stomach bug.

The midfielder was due to travel to Madrid with the national team for the game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but is now remaining in London.

Fabregas played the full 90 minutes of Arsenal's 4-4 thriller with Newcastle on Saturday, but consultations with club doctors have revealed him to be suffering from gastroenteritis.

Vicente del Bosque has opted not to select a replacement for Fabregas, with the coach likely to stick with first-choice pairing Xavi and Andres Iniesta in the centre of the park.

It is not yet clear how long the 23-year-old will take to recover, leaving his participation in Arsenal's match at home to Wolves on Saturday still in some doubt.

Fabregas has won 58 caps for the World Cup and European Championship holders, scoring six goals so far in his international career.

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Hatim Dossaji (Arsenal fan) says...

thank you gastroenteritis. these interntl friendlies are a worrying tym coz we always loose players to them and rarely get compensated.

Posted 16:00 7th February 2011

Choma Cox (Arsenal fan) says...

Good! Van Persie out with flu, now Cesc with stomach bug. We're learning very fast. It's always been Man-U and Chelsea players withdrawing from friendly intl's with mystery injuries only to be fit for the next league fixtures!

Posted 14:47 7th February 2011

Dave Nightingale (Arsenal fan) says...

Great to see Fab and RVP showing their commitment to the Arsenal by sicking out of these meaningless international injury-fests.

Posted 14:40 7th February 2011

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