Alonso left out of Confederations Cup squad

Alonso left out of Confederations Cup squad

Alonso left out of Confederations Cup squad

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will miss Spain's Confederations Cup football trip due to a groin injury.

Alonso has struggled with injuries in the second-half of the season and has not been given the all-clear by Madrid's doctors to take part in the competition which starts June 15, reports Xinhua.

Also left out of the team were mid-fielders Benat Extebarria and Javi Garcia as Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque released the final 23-man squad on Sunday.

Spain will travel to Brazil for their opening game of the tournament against Uruguay, June 16 in Recife.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool/England), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)

Defenders: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal/England), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa (all Real Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea/England)

Midfielders: Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets,  Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal/England), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich/Germany)

Forwards: Juan Mata, Fernando Torres (Chelsea), David Silva (Manchester City/England), Pedro, David Villa (Barcelona), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Roberto Soldado (Valencia)