Winger Pablo Sarabia was a player many felt should not have made the squad, but he has impressed since, and to the point that no one could argue with his including for the quarter-final win over Switzerland.
But during that taxing win, which saw La Roja play out 120 minutes and penalties, Sarabia suffered an injury to his abductor which will rule him out for the clash with Italy tonight.
Luis Enrique confirmed in a press conference, as cited by Diario AS: “They are all available apart from Pablo Sarabia who is not going to be able to be in the game.”
That’s a bitter blow for Enrique and his men, who are now likely to start with either Gerard Moreno or Dani Olmo in Sarabia’s place.
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