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Turin, Oct 7 (IANS) Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba underwent medical tests after being injured in the Italy-Spain qualifying match for the 2018 ...

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 12:  Jordi Alba of FC Barcelona faces the media during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match against Celtic FC at Ciutat Esportiva of Sant Joan Despi on September 12, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)


Turin, Oct 7 (IANS) Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba underwent medical tests after being injured in the Italy-Spain qualifying match for the 2018 football World Cup.

Tests on Friday confirmed he has a slight muscle injury, reports Efe.

Alba was injured 22 minutes into the match on Thursday.

On Friday morning, medical tests confirmed a slight muscle injury that forced him to leave La Roja's training camp. He will not travel to Albania for the qualifying match on Sunday.

The player, who missed Friday morning training session in Italy, is set to return to Barcelona.

--IANS

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