The Spanish football federation said he did not practice Wednesday as a "precaution" ahead of the team's World Cup qualifier against Israel on Friday.
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has said the way to handle Wales star Gareth Bale is to "hit him ... fairly."
The Wales manager returns to Dublin, where his father's ashes were spread after passing, to face the Republic of Ireland in a World Cup qualifier.
The West Brom midfielder has returned to the England squad after escaping a two-year suspension in 2015 following a positive test for cocaine.
The England manager believes the Man United striker is showing how the Three Lions are producing world-class players in their youth system.
Andres Iniesta describes why the Spain national team has such a strong bond despite their many club differences.