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Spain's Euro hopes given boost as Morata muscle tear ruled out

5:57 PM GMT 03/05/2016
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The forward had to come off at the weekend but Vicente del Bosque will be reassured that his charge should not run the risk of missing the tournament in France

Alvaro Morata did not suffer a muscle tear during Juventus' win over Carpi on Sunday.

Simone Zaza replaced Morata for the second half of the 2-0 triumph at Juventus Stadium, and the club have confirmed the Spaniard has not sustained a serious muscular injury.

The news will come as a boost for the 23-year-old, who will be hoping to secure a place in Vicente del Bosque's Spain squad for Euro 2016.


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However, no confirmation was given as to when he will be available for a return to action.

"Alvaro Morata underwent a medical examination this morning, which ruled out any muscle tear for the Spanish forward, whose condition will continue to be monitored in the coming days," a statement read.

Juve will be without Stephan Lictsteiner, Mario Mandzukic, Paul Pogba and Hernanes for the trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday due to suspension.