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Raúl de Tomás dropped from Spain squad because of injury

March 24, 2022 GMT
FILE - Spain's manager Luis Enrique gestures during Spain's training session at Interello sport center, in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 9, 2021. Luis Enrique has dropped David de Gea and included Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the squad for upcoming friendly matches against Albania and Iceland.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
FILE - Spain's manager Luis Enrique gestures during Spain's training session at Interello sport center, in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 9, 2021. Luis Enrique has dropped David de Gea and included Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the squad for upcoming friendly matches against Albania and Iceland.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
FILE - Spain's manager Luis Enrique gestures during Spain's training session at Interello sport center, in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 9, 2021. Luis Enrique has dropped David de Gea and included Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the squad for upcoming friendly matches against Albania and Iceland.  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
FILE - Spain's manager Luis Enrique gestures during Spain's training session at Interello sport center, in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 9, 2021. Luis Enrique has dropped David de Gea and included Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the squad for upcoming friendly matches against Albania and Iceland. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
FILE - Spain's manager Luis Enrique gestures during Spain's training session at Interello sport center, in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 9, 2021. Luis Enrique has dropped David de Gea and included Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the squad for upcoming friendly matches against Albania and Iceland. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MADRID (AP) — Striker Raúl de Tomás injured his right shoulder in training and has been dropped from Spain’s squad ahead of friendlies against Albania and Iceland, the Spanish soccer federation said Thursday.

The federation said De Tomás is leaving the squad to avoid the risk of aggravating the injury.

Spain hosts Albania in Barcelona on Saturday and Iceland in A Coruña on Tuesday.

De Tomás, who plays for Barcelona-based club Espanyol, had been called up for Spain’s senior team for the first time in November.

Spain coach Luis Enrique was not expected to replace De Tomás for the upcoming friendlies.

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