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Spain midfielder Busquets likely to start against Croatia despite suffering from concussion

Spain midfielder Busquets likely to start against Croatia despite suffering from concussion

The midfielder picked up a minor head injury in the win against Ireland, but tests revealed that he will be fit to feature in the Group C decider

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is expected to take to the field against Croatia on Monday, despite suffering from concussion.

The Barcelona anchorman picked up the knock following a challenge from Keith Andrews in the holders' 4-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in Gdansk, but went on to complete the full 90 minutes.

Tests on Friday showed that the 23-year-old has not incurred any bone or muscle damage, and has been given the green light to feature in the Group C decider.

Vicente del Bosque's men will take on Slaven Bilic's Croatia, with the winner topping the group and advancing to the quarter-final stage.

Should the game end in a 2-2 draw, both sides will progress at the expense of Italy, irrespective of the result Cesare Prandelli's men achieve against Ireland.

Kick-off in Gdansk is scheduled for 20:45CET.

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