Previous
Sweden U21
Portugal U21
(4) 0
(3) 0
FT-Pens
Game Details
United States
Germany
2
0
FT
Game Details
Argentina
Paraguay
6
1
LIVE 85'
Game Details
Japan
England
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Mexico
Honduras
1:30 AM GMT Jul 2, 2015
Game Details
United States
Guatemala
10:30 PM GMT Jul 3, 2015
Game Details
Next
United StatesUnited States
GermanyGermany
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sweden U21Sweden U21
Portugal U21Portugal U21
(4) 0
(3) 0
FT-Pens
Game Details

Chelsea up Begovic bid to £8m

Stoke City
Read

Puyol facing fitness fight

Spain's Carles Puyol is set to miss Euro 2012 as he is to undergo knee surgery that will rule him out for up to six weeks.

Puyol, 34, suffered the injury to his right knee in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Espanyol at the weekend, and reports on Tuesday suggested he would likely have to go under the knife to cure the issue.

Barca have now confirmed Puyol is poised for surgery, and the defender will certainly miss the club's forthcoming Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao on May 25.

The centre-back also faces a race against time to be fit for Spain's defence of their European crown as they line up against Italy, Ireland and Croatia in Group C at Euro 2012, with their first match versus the Azzurri on June 10.

Puyol has won 99 caps since making his international debut in 2000 and was part of the Spain squad that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.

Coach Vicente Del Bosque has admitted the loss of Puyol is a major blow for the defending champions.

Del Bosque told AS: "It's a serious setback, he's a considerable loss not only for what he gives on the pitch, but for what he contributes to the team (off it).

"It's also a shame that this happened when he was on the verge of playing 100 caps, but hopefully he can get there. He was having a great end to the season.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.