Xabi Alonso to miss Confederations Cup

The Spain midfielder has been struggling with a groin problem this term and will not be able to travel with his team-mates to Brazil, while Benat & Javi Garcia also miss out
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso will sit out Spain's Confederations Cup campaign due to injury.

The former Liverpool star has been struggling with a groin injury of late and sat out his club's final Liga games of the season due to the knock.

And he will not recover in time to represent his country in Brazil later this month, with coach Vicente del Bosque leaving him out of his final 23-man squad along with Benat of Betis and Manchester City's Javi Garcia.

Spain squad for the Confederations Cup in full:

Name Club
Victor Valdes Barcelona
Jose Manuel Reina Liverpool
Iker Casillas Real Madrid
Gerard Pique Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid
Raul Albiol Real Madrid
Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea
Jordi Alba Barcelona
Alvaro Arbeloa Real Madrid
Nacho Monreal Arsenal
Andres Iniesta Barcelona
Cesc Fabregas Barcelona
Sergio Busquets Barcelona
Santi Cazorla Arsenal
Xavi Barcelona
Javi Martinez Bayern Munich
David Villa Barcelona
Jesus Navas Sevilla
David Silva Manchester City
Fernando Torres Chelsea
Pedro Barcelona
Juan Mata Chelsea
Roberto Soldado Valencia