Diego Costa out of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifier with Macedonia
In-form Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has been ruled out of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia due to a hamstring injury.
New Delhi: In-form Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has been ruled out of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia due to a hamstring injury.
Costa picked up this injury during during Spain's friendly with France, which his team lost 1-0. The 25-year-old was taken-off by Del Bosque in the 67th minute.
The Spain international has been in red hot form for his new club Chelsea. His four goals in the first three games in the Premier League have got Chelsea to a flying start.
Spanish football federation issues a statement regarding Costa's injury, which read: "Diego Costa has a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscle in his left thigh. The injury was detected with an MRI scan after the player expressed some discomfort during yesterday's match against France. All the tests carried out by the medical staff will be sent to Chelsea."
The former Atletico Madrid striker will be replaced by Munir El Haddadi, Barcelona's new teenager and youth academy product. Diego Costa has five international caps for Spain.