Previous
FK Qarabag
St Etienne
0
0
FT
Game Details
Apollon Limassol
FC Zürich
3
2
FT
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
Villarreal
1
1
FT
Game Details
Club Brugge
Torino
0
0
FT
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
HJK Helsinki
2
0
FT
Game Details
Besiktas
Asteras Tripoli
1
1
FT
Game Details
Partizan Belgrade
Tottenham Hotspur
0
0
FT
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
FK Astra Giurgiu
5
1
FT
Game Details
SV Salzburg
Celtic
2
2
FT
Game Details
Panathinaikos
Dinamo Moscow
1
2
FT
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Estoril
1
0
FT
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Internazionale
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Feyenoord Rotterdam
2
0
FT
Game Details
Standard Liege
Rijeka
2
0
FT
Game Details
Everton
VfL Wolfsburg
4
1
FT
Game Details
Lille
Krasnodar
1
1
FT
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava
5
0
FT
Game Details
Napoli
Sparta Prague
3
1
FT
Game Details
Rio Ave
Dynamo Kiev
0
3
FT
Game Details
Steaua Bucuresti
AaB
6
0
FT
Game Details
Fiorentina
Guingamp
3
0
FT
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Dinamo Minsk
6
1
FT
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
KSC Lokeren
1
0
FT
Game Details
Metalist Kharkiv
Trabzonspor
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Saprissa
1
0
LIVE 17'
Game Details
Metapan
Herediano
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Boca Juniors
Rosario Central
0
0
LIVE 12'
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Emelec
River Plate
0
0
LIVE 11'
Leg 1
Game Details
Racing Club
Argentinos Juniors
0
1
FT
Game Details
Temperley
Unión de Santa Fe
0
1
LIVE 12'
Game Details
Corinthians
Chapecoense AF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Goiás EC
Atlético MG
2
3
FT
Game Details
Gremio
Santos FC
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Deportes Quindío
America Cali
12:30 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Cortuluá
Valledupar F.C.
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Dermot Corrigan
Nov 11, 2013

Bartra replaces Fabregas in Spain squad

Cesc Fabregas has withdrawn from Spain’s squad for the upcoming friendlies in Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, with Barcelona teammate Marc Bartra called up as an indirect replacement.

Cesc Fabregas sustained an injury during Barcelona's victory over Real Betis.
Cesc Fabregas sustained an injury during Barcelona's victory over Real Betis.

Messi facing two months out

Fabregas hurt his knee while scoring Barca’s fourth goal in Sunday evening’s 4-1 La Liga win at Real Betis, and immediately asked to be substituted.

Although the midfielder played down the injury during post-game interviews, tests carried out in the Catalan capital on Monday morning found a ligament strain that is set to rule him out of action for one week.

Fabregas’ misfortune has led to a first senior international call-up for Bartra, 22, who may now get a first cap in Spain’s friendlies away to Equatorial Guinea on Saturday Nov. 16 and South Africa three days later.

The Catalan defender won European Championship medals in both 2011 and 2013 with Spain’s U21 side, and has impressed during six starts and three substitute appearances for Barca so far this season.

The news on both players was announced via a Barca club statement on Monday.

“Cesc will be out for seven days,” the statement read. “The tests carried out this Monday morning confirmed that the midfielder has a strain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee, according to the club’s medical services. Therefore he is out for the Spanish national team’s two friendlies. His azulgrana colleague Marc Bartra will take his place in the list.”

Fabregas gave his support to his teammate on Twitter.

Bartra will join Victor Valdes, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Pedro Rodriguez in the Spain squad, but midfielder Xavi Hernandez and centre-back Carles Puyol are not included this time.

The timeframe given for Fabregas’ injury suggests he will be available for his club’s first game after the international break, at home to Granada on Saturday Nov. 24.

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.