Dani Carvajal misses Spain training with flu

MADRID (AP) " Spain defender Dani Carvajal missed the team's training session on Wednesday because of flu, while reserve goalkeeper Pepe Reina was dropped from the squad after picking up a muscle injury.

The Spanish soccer federation said Carvajal did not train as a "precaution" ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Israel on Friday.

Reina had missed a practice session on Tuesday and on Wednesday doctors concluded that he would not be fit in time for the team's upcoming matches.

Spain plays a friendly against France in Saint-Denis, four days after the home game against Israel in Gijon.

Spain and Italy lead Group G of European qualifying with 10 points each after four matches. Israel is third with nine points.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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