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Spain's David Villa to miss Euro 2012 after failing to recover from broken leg

Oscar Chamberlain     on 22 May 9:56 pm     Football     257   0  

David Villa has been ruled out of Euro 2012 after failing to recover from the broken leg he picked up whilst playing for Barcelona during the World Club Championships.

The striker was instrumental in Spain's World Cup winning campaign, and with Fernando Torres still someway off his prolific best coach Vincente del Bosque will face a tough decision over who he choices to lead the Spanish line.

Villa had hoped to be fit for the tournament as Spain aim to become the first side to win back to back European Championships, but the 30-year-old revealed through Twitter that he would not be taking part.

"I've tried, but I can't be 100% to play the Eurocup. I called Vicente del Bosque to say him. It's the honest thing I could do," tweeted Villa.

The Spaniard then followed up with a second tweet thanking the fans for their continued support and that he would carry on working hard in his recovery. It read:

"Thanks to all of you for your support. I will continue working to return to play as soon as possible with Barça and Spanish National Team."

Adrian Lopez, Roberton Soldado, Alvaro Negredo and Torres have already been called up to the squad, but it is far more likely that Athletic Bilboa pair Fernando Llorente and Iker Muniain will get the nod after forging a lethal partnership at club level.

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