Barcelona star Alexia Putellas could miss the tournament through injury

Barcelona star Alexia Putellas could miss Euro 2022 after suffering a knee sprain in training.

Putellas, 28, is considered one of the best soccer players in the world.

After an astonishing treble season with Barcelona, ​​the Spaniard won UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Women’s Player awards, becoming the first player to win all three. honors in one year.

Putellas is also the foundation of the Spanish national team, making a record 100 appearances for his country. She played in two World Cups, as well as the Euros in 2013 and 2017.

But she could well miss Euro 2022 after injuring herself in training. The news was announced on Twitter, with Putellas due to undergo medical tests to determine the extent of the injury.

Even a minor knee sprain can take up to six weeks to heal, and with Euro 2022 kicking off tomorrow, one of the tournament’s most prolific players is now a serious doubt.

Spain were drawn in Group B alongside eight-time winners Germany, Denmark and Finland.

Their opener is against Finland on Friday, with games against Germany and Denmark scheduled for Tuesday July 12 and Saturday July 16 respectively.

The knockout stage then begins on July 20, with the final set set to take place at Wembley on July 31.

Due to Barcelona’s success on the domestic stage, many have advised Spain to go all the way at Euro 2022.

Even though Putellas is absent, the squad still boasts stars like Irene Paredes, Aitana Bonmatí and Patricia Guijarro.

But Spain will be challenged by reigning champions England, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands for the title.

Euro 2022 kicks off tomorrow at Old Trafford with England clash in Group A against Austria. Find out everything you need to know about the tournament here.


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