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The Barcelona midfielder was left out of the trip to Villarreal on Sunday and has withdrawn from the national squad ahead of their games against France and Macedonia

Andres Iniesta has been withdrawn from Spain's squad for their matches against France and Macedonia after suffering a knee injury.

The Barcelona midfielder missed Sunday's Primera Division match at Villarreal, with coach Luis Enrique confirming that the 30-year-old was experiencing "some knee discomfort".

And the experienced playmaker has now been ruled out of Thursday's friendly in Paris and the visit of Macedonia for a Euro 2016 qualifier on September 8, with Barcelona confirming on their official website that the player has withdrawn from the camp.

Vicente del Bosque has not called up a replacement so will pick from a 22-man squad for the two games.

Iniesta earned his 100th cap in the 3-0 victory over Australia in Spain's final World Cup group match in Brazil.

He is eighth in the list of all-time appearances for Spain.